For me, travel is all about people and relationships. That's why language is a big part of who I am and also why I prefer not to travel to English-speaking countries...I get plenty of English at home in Sydney! I speak French, less Italian, even less Spanish and a smattering of German...but always great to put them to the test. Things I can't live without? My husband who is also my best friend, my freedom, champagne, swimming in the ocean, scarves, philosophical musings, simplicity, world music and cross-cultural communication. We travel lightly, carrying our backpacks and using public transport even when it looks dodgy. Love street food, meeting people and exploring neighbourhoods we're not supposed to go. Life is about instinct and living in the moment...being spontaneous and not having too many future plans...following the road to see where it takes us.