Jim & I are a recently retired couple living in Playa del Rey, California. I was a Landscape Architect, Jim was an aerospace engineering manager.
We are very active and enjoy bicycling, walking and working out at the gym. We've been vegetarians for about 37 years. I love to cook and fortunately Jim loves my cooking! We are avid readers: I'm mostly fiction and typically am reading a hardback book, a Kindle book and listening to an audiobook. Jim's a fact guy, and loves reading things with numbers and metrics (of course - he's an engineer).
We typically rent a house or condo when we travel, partly because it can be difficult for vegetarians to find appropriate restaurants for every meal. We also really enjoy the extra privacy. We are pretty quiet folks.
We love to walk and look at gardens, natural scenery and architecture. I grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia, USA, and Jim grew up near the ocean in Florida. We love both - our ideal place has mountains that go right down to a beach. That may be why we love going to Hawaii... We've been only been to a few foreign countries: Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and some Caribbean islands; Jim has also been to Japan. We stayed in Airbnb homes in Copenhagen & Amsterdam - they were great!
We're looking forward to seeing more places now that we have retired.