I'm half Irish(that's me with my girls, i'm the redhead), so I'm on my way to Ireland for the first time! At 50 years old, I'm renting a car(that should be interesting in itself) & backpacking my way thru Ireland for acouple weeks. Then, a quick stop in Amsterdam & on to a month of trains thru Italy. Eventually finding my way to the Ukraine, my daughter is there, Peace corp. This trip will total about 9 weeks, 3 of them in the Ukraine, so I'm covered there. A friend told me about airbnb, and since i'm on a pretty tight budget, I thought i'd give it a whirl. Mostly I just need a bed & a shower. I don't plan on lingering anywhere for too long, lots to see :)
I'm quiet, friendly, respectful of my hosts & the earth. I'm truly looking forward to getting off the beaten path & exploring, not just the usual touristy stuff. I don't have alot of travel experience thus far, mostly tropical settings. Being from Minnesota, we tend to vacation in the winter months. But I fully intend on remedying that!