I am a teacher, a mom and a wife. I love to travel (studied abroad in Spain when I was young, visited friends in Rome and London on my 40th birthday with my husband, visit SF, Seattle, Portland and the northwest pretty often, used to travel to Mexico quite a bit) with my husband and kids. When I am not busy engaging young minds, I enjoy spending time learning and exploring new things, reading books (historical fiction, memoirs), taking in nature and exercising (yoga, hiking). I love food, love to cook, enjoy good music (how can I not? I live in Austin, Texas!) and treasure spending quality time with my friends and family. I enjoy foreign films and also comedies (intelligent ones!). I also enjoy British television series (both funny and serious), but I have a secret inner fantasy nerd penchant for Game of Thrones and the like. My style of traveling (with hubby) is to stay in places where I feel I am part of the city/environment (not hotels) and take in the sights/feel of a place. We enjoy history and stories behind places we visit.