Hi I am Melissa, a retired teacher who runs a consultancy in education. My husband Graham is also a retired teacher so we travel together to many exciting new places! We have two adult children who joined us on a trip to New York, staying in an Airb&b apartment. We enjoy walking, golf and supporting Welsh rugby as well as theatre, galleries and beautiful old buildings. We exchanged houses with a family from New Zealand in 1988 and in 2011 we travelled around the world to celebrate Graham's retirement . Our favourite cities New York, Rome, Auckland, Lisbon, Cape Town and Sydney. We are friendly guests who like to get to know our hosts and enjoy finding out about local activities and restaurants off the tourist trail.
As younger travellers we were happy to go camping, but now we prefer more creature comforts! However we did spend three weeks in a camper van in the New Zealand winter on our recent world trip!
Can't live without ? A shower, good coffee, local rather than tourist food!
Lifetime motto? Life is not a rehearsal - this is it!