I'm a curious, active retired solo traveler - no cruises, tours or big hotels. I enjoy new places and new people, back roads, artist co-op galleries, neighborhoods, local cafes, wineries and bakeries. Five things I can't live with out: a good book, great coffee, my garden, chocolate, and planning my next trip! I'm a great guest - congenial yet quiet, respectful and appreciative of great hosts and a comfortable bed. My most recent travels took me to Paris, Provence (Avignon, Arles, Nimes, etc.), Victoria Canada, Antigua, Guatemala, and Washington DC; next are New York City, London and Shetland.