I am retired and love to travel and meet locals. Kayaking, reading and movies are favorite activities. I have children and grandchildren. I have lived in Michigan all my life and now spend the winter in California. Last year my husband and I and the couple who are coming to Italy with us spent the month of May in China and Tibet. It was wonderful and we are anticipating an equally beautiful trip to Italy. We have well travelled friends who say Venice is the most beautiful city in the world. We can hardly wait!