I'm semi-retired; i worked as a journalist for 30 years, primarily as a foreign correspondent in Asia. I then worked full-time, now part-time, doing research and writing on China. I currently also teach part-time at the graduate school level. I want to keep the career stuff short; for more detail please feel free to (website hidden) me ("Ross H. Munro"). My wife, with whom I'll be traveling, was a school principal. She also is semi-retired and is a member of several boards in the educational field. We have homes in Bethesda and Easton, Maryland. We are dog lovers (but never travel with our dogs). Robyn was born in Ohio, I was born in Vancouver, Canada. We have a very diverse set of friends and love meeting new people on our travels. Perhaps that will include you before too long.