I'm a market research consultant/technical editor, self-employed for ~15 years. I adore travel and did so extensively before single parenthood created different priorities. These days it's all about domestic trips from our home base in Portland, OR, and that is just fine. My 13yo daughter and I are low-maintenance travelers who spend more time out and about than in our accommodations. When we *are* around, we're tidy, quiet and fun!