My husband and I are originally from New York state, and now live in Oregon. Before Oregon we lived and worked in California for over 20 years. We both love to travel and experience new places and new cultures. European countries are favorite destinations of ours. We generally stay in apts instead of hotels because we like having a "home away from home." On our travels, after exploring the area we're in during the day, it's great to come "home" and relax with a glass of vino, make dinner, talk about the great things we saw/people we met, and plan the next day's adventures!