I am a retired university professor of music. I have taught and traveled in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. I have climbed the highest mountain on 6 of the 7 continents, getting to 23,800 feet on Everest. I am married with two daughters and four grandchildren. My wife doesn't like to travel, so I usually travel alone and as economically as possible, usually staying in hostels and cooking my food from a supermarket. I try to be considerate of my host whether in a hostel or a airbnb apartment.