I'm director of a degree program at a state university in Michigan. I love the arts: music, dance, theater, visual arts. I am well traveled and at mid life have had quite a few adventures. I often travel for work- to teach- so when I actually take a little time for myself for a break, I am interested in quiet and interesting spots to stay. When traveling, I enjoy the local cuisines and particularly enjoy learning how to cook 1 or 2 local dishes. There is nothing I love better than watching someone cook. I've collected recipes from Asia, Spain, Portugal, India, and other places- all from staying with families. I tend to be a little introverted so will rarely impose myself on others...and benefit from being reached out to. Though I really enjoy immersing in local culture, I'm quiet and generally enjoy reflective breaks.