I am retired from a part time career with the Canadian Forces Reserve. I grew up on the East Coast of Canada but have lived in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario as well as Virginia Beach, VA in the USA. I have two grown children who live in Victoria, BC, and we like to visit once or twice a year. My husband is retired from the RCAF and travel, both national and international, is definitely on our 'bucket list'.
As guests, we are pretty easy on our hosts. In someone else's home, I believe in leaving it as good as, if not better than it was when we arrived. Unlike my husband, I am not an early riser, preferring to adjust gradually to the day with a light, healthy breakfast and a nice cup of tea.
We are quite independent when travelling, preferring to research before departure then explore on arrival. We enjoy learning about the history and culture of areas that we visit and, when possible, visiting with friends and family on our travels.