I'm a semi-retired book editor and former maths teacher who enjoys travel, cooking, photography, reading, gardening, genealogy and family. With my husband John, a retired science teacher, I have done a lot of travelling in the Australian outback. We love camping, hiking and kayaking, and are passionate about the environment and ecology. We have also travelled in Asia, Europe and North America. As we enjoy meeting people of all ages and don't like to stay in impersonal hotels, the visits we have made to people's homes over the years are among the highlights of our travels. We also enjoy hosting overseas visitors in our home in Victoria's beautiful High Country (which we have done through SERVAS) and swapping houses with people. Our daughter is currently living in London, so this year we are combining a visit to her with travels in the UK, Spain and France.