I have lived in Tacoma WA since 1998 (mostly with the exception of a year on Vancouver Island). I am a healthcare professional, self-employed, yoga practioner/teacher, writer, meditator, and a community developer+connector. I travel alone, with friends, and sometimes with my dog too. I travel for fun, relaxation, learning, and adventure. I speak Spanish, a little French and Portuguese and I enjoy meeting the locals and learning what's special about each place I visit.