I'm from San Diego, California. Born and raised here. I'm in my 60's and have been a singer and guitarist most of my life. I was also an Admin Assistant at Taylor Guitars for 10 years. I stayed in Paris for a month this past June (2011) with one of my sons, who is also a musician. We played several cafes and also did a house concert up in Den Haag. I speak a little French and with each visit I hope it gets better. I adore PARIS! everything about it.. the city the people the food the music ...I feel very much "at home" there. I don't smoke or do drugs. My perfect day when I travel is to walk and walk and walk so I can truly see the city or village I am in... AND, to talk to as many of the people as I can along the way. My perfect evening is spent with some good (light and healthy and inexpensive) food, a glass of a nice Cabernet, and interesting conversation and music. Then... more walking!! ! I sleep well, and get up next day refreshed and ready to start in again after some good stretching. Life is good if we "keep it simple and healthy".. at home or while traveling. :) I hope to get to Ireland this year with my two sisters and both my sons! I will have to fit a Paris hop in there somehow too, I know!