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Hey, I’m Antonia!

Menlo Park, California, United States · Member since November 2012
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I work as a volunteer on several humane/ animal rescue and wildlife conservation projects. Voracious reader, and I still prefer paper books for reading, though technology is great for many other things. That way when I-- or one of my pets--knock a cup of tea over while reading, I don't lose another computer. Sigh...
Love music of most types, from classical to jazz to world music... and opera. Learning about new artists and collecting CDs while traveling is great fun, and Pandora is awesome.
My travel style is rather schizo. On one hand, getting far out into the bush of Africa in a tent is the experience I crave, and probably my top travel experience ever. The amazing night skies when you are far far from the lights of civilization would be reason enough (as if you needed a reason other than the phenomenal wildife to make that long journey).
On the other hand, urban meccas like London, are hyperstimulating with their abundance of history, museums, art and music events. In London you can go to three or even FOUR world-class theater and/or music events IN ONE DAY. Exhilarating.

I actually prefer to travel alone. The first time, it was because I had to travel alone, but I found that you connect in a completely different way with people and environments if you are on your own. It makes the experiences of travel more intense, you meet more people and learn more about yourself and about the world. Real luxury in travel isn't about "the best" hotels and restaurants; it is about having every minute to yourself and your singular choice of pleasures and priorities.