I am an architectural writer, journalist and curator who travels occasionally for story research and other professional purposes. I also have a family (husband, two daughters in mid-teens) and we travel once or twice a year on vacation. We are all responsible nonsmokers. I love travelling, learning about the local culture, cuisine, language and people, and so I prefer longer stays when possible to whirlwind visits. Je parle français presque courrament; parlo italiano un poco, and a smattering of other languages.