Claudia and Kim are lovers of nature, art, music and travel. We have traveled most extensively in North America and Latin America, but our favorite destination, to date, is the Cinqua Terra coast & villages in Italy. Kim speaks Spanish. We have both studied Spanish abroad. Claudia just obtained her dual citizenship--USA & Italy. Professionally, Claudia is an accomplished artist, specializing in botanical painting. Kim is an environmental planner and owns his own consulting business. He also occasionally teaches English-as-a-Second-Language classes. Nature is our "spiritual guide". Kim is an avid long-distance runner and mt. biker. Claudia is an avid gardener. We love hiking, backpacking, kayaking and back-country telemark skiing. But we also enjoy World music, art and a relaxing walk on a nearby beach.