I am a retired teacher having worked with special education students for 31 years. I am currently a travel agent. My husband recently retired and we are trying to travel as often as possible. We have two sons and a darling grand daughter. We live in the mid western United States in a suburb outside Kansas City, Missouri. We live on five acres and have a big black Lab named J.D. We have traveled extensively in the United States. My husband loves to fish and anything associated with water. His perfect vacation is setting on the beach, snorkeling, and watching the sun set. I enjoy that also but I really want to experience the culture and see the sights of place we visit. We like to travel with our sons/families whenever their work schedules permit. I have always wanted to visit Australia after watching movies and reading books set in Australia. We typically rent a car, so we can explore instead of being on a tour bus. We like to find places to eat that are popular with the locals. My husband loves seafood. We are non smokers and Dave enjoys an ice cold beer.