I am a widower and a retired corporate CEO who lives in the Hunters Creek Village area of Houston, Texas. My hobbies are world travel, genealogy, ocean and river cruising, hiking and snow skiing. I also enjoy the visual & performing arts, gourmet cooking and any beach location. I much prefer to stay in a private home, apartment or condo when on vacation rather than in a hotel. I also enjoy staying in places that are in keeping with the area and neighborhood....something with some charm, atmosphere and nicely furnished. I enjoy cooking so prefer a place with a fully furnished kitchen and dining area. A king-size bed is always welcomed as I am well over six feet tall. I usually travel with a friend or sometimes just alone and I will continue to enjoy staying in the wide variety of Airbnb properties.