I am a 45 year old man and live in Los Angeles. I am the Director of a non-profit mentoring and youth development organization. I love to travel and go to New York City at least once a year. I prefer staying in an apartment for the feel of a local. The amenities of an apartment far outweigh those of a hotel. My friends and I love to try out restaurants, shopping, music (especially jazz) and theatre. When not in NYC, my vacations are most often on cruises these days. Mostly, I like to travel with a small group of friends. The shared experience is what makes the trip for me.