I'm an avid traveller, reader of mysteries, and golfer. I love to cook and entertain friends at home.
I try to get to Europe every other year, and I prefer in-depth stays where I have a chance to meet local people and stay where they actually live. While I'm proud to be an American, I travel to learn about the rest of the world--so I avoid American-style hotels and clubs.
At home, I'm partial to road trips--just getting into the car to explore an area for a few days or a week. I love the National Parks, and try to visit several each year. I have homes in two beautiful and distinctly different areas of the United States, so I get plenty of scenic variety at home.
My favorite places so far are Cuzco, Peru (and Macchu Picchu, of course!); Amsterdam; Tahiti; Mt. Rainier National Park; Death Valley; Switzerland and Southeast Asia. I love the beautiful cities of Europe, and plan to visit several more this year.