I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and have traveled to Europe, Mexico, and Canada. Much more travel will be wonderful in the near future as I look towards retirement. I am self-employed and have savored and appreciated my lifestyle which unfortunately has limited international travel. I am so pleased to be making my first trip to England and Ireland and look forward to all the surprises and adventures that await. I'll be with a long-time friend who has never been in Europe/England or Ireland. It will be delightful sharing this experience with her.