I live in the States — Virginia — but grew up in Pennsylvania. My parents were both born in Canada and I have dual citizenship. I'm a writer/editor and love both what I do and the colleagues I work with. In addition to getting a kick out of the well-spoken or well-written word, I also love dogs, walking/hiking, quirky movies, cooking, international travel, eating ethnic foods and swing dancing (especially West Coast Swing dancing). I love staying in someone's home and getting to know a little about their world. The people I meet on each trip are part of the gift of that trip.