I'm a Los Angeles native who loves to travel. I don't get to do it as much as I like, but when I do I prefer staying in vacation rentals. It's less expensive, more comfortable and makes the travel experience better.
I loved Florence, Italy and would dearly love to visit again. Lake Tahoe is lovely all times of the year. Ft. Lauderdale, FL holds some very special memories for me. South Africa was a dream come true. I'd love to get to Australia and New Zealand, England and more of Africa. One of these days I'm going to road trip across the USA, just me and my dogs.
When I travel I love walking the city I'm visiting, it's the best way to see a new place. I avoid chain restaurants because you can't really discover a city without eating local food. However, I do like the touristy aspect of travellling; my favorite souvenirs are magnets I've collected over the years. I like to think I'm a good guest; everything goes back where it was found and I've never broken anything. The fun part of staying in a new house is discovering all its little quirks. I respect the house I'm staying in because the renter CHOSE to rent it to me.
I don't have a life motto...I just try to be a good person to my family and friends and hopefully it'll all work out.