Although born and raised on a farm in Midwest US, I lived in the Caribbean during my young adulthood. Years later, I returned to a great Ivy-League University to complete my college education - but more importantly - to see if I could expand my understanding of this puzzling, culturally diverse, world we live in. I concentrated in Urban & Africana Studies + Architectural History & Design.
Touring Harlem when writing my senior thesis on "Harlem's Past, Present and Future", I found my connection with its diverse people and historic Architecture. I moved here after graduation in 1990.
Experiencing this variety of cultures has created a desire to not-only understand but to eventually write about various cultures of the world and I've traveled rather extensively throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and South Asia. However the limits of time and money have made me realize that another fascinating way of accomplishing this is:
"Running a great B&B, brings the whole world to ME...getting paid for it too, makes me a BENEFITEE" :)
All joking aside, it is a rare treat to host the great variety of the world's peoples. I hope to continue it as long as I can experience the gift of learning while giving-back valued service.
Thank you for being a part of this joyous gift.