Christiane was born in Germany, grew up in Italy, and then moved back to Germany. Tom grew up in the New York metro area. We met in a classroom in Paris and two years later got married on a raft on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. After living in Seattle, Ann Arbor, and Pittsburgh, we moved to Salt Lake City in 1989, where Tom took a position as professor of English and Writing at the University of Utah. Until 9-11 Christiane had a travel business designing individualized, multilingual tours of Utah and the Western US; she is happy to share her knowledge with guests.
We both love outdoor recreation (e.g. skiing, hiking, river rafting), travel, good food & wine, music of all types, reading, international cinema, political discussions, dogs, our iPads, gardening, and more. We have rafted the entire length of the Grand Canyon three times with oar-powered rafts. Tom was a rock climbing fanatic for decades and has a store of knowledge about local climbs. We can also advise about all the local ski areas, other attractions, and many restaurants.
If you've never been to Salt Lake City you'll be surprised by its beautiful setting and all the things there are to see and do. We love it here and take great pleasure in sharing our knowledge with visitors!