I'm an RN from New Zealand, married to Tom (who is from Bellingham,WA) and I have one son, Sean, who lives in New Zealand and is recovering still from the earthquake in our hometown of Christchurch in Feb 2011. We have a cat, so animals are not a problem. We are non smokers and love to get out and about to explore. My husband is vegetarian and we enjoy trying different kinds of foods and drinks. When we are not traveling we are building a steel boat in our back yard and hope to be our cruising int he not too distant future.
I have travelled extensively throughout the world and love the personal aspect of experiencing a place through a more local approach than hotels can provide. I have often used hostels, but feel like I want something else now. Our holidays are usually arranged me, we are not the tour group type, but instead want to poke about in local culture and events.