I am a retired high school teacher who has loved to travel all of my life. I have enjoyed traveling with my family, friends and solo to destinations in the United States, Europe, and most recently, China. I like to stay at locally owned places where I can meet local people and be immersed in the culture. I love history, music and all kinds of food. I am a flexible and courteous guest and love learning about the areas I visit and any "inside" information. I am happiest when researching a trip to a new location. I have two great sons, good friends and appreciate what some might consider life's simple pleasures.