After a long career in communications I left the corporate world behind to study Naturopathy and Nutritional medicine because I believe in a food as medicine approach to life and think the world needs to slow down! I'm a Slow Food member and advocate, I'm a lover of travel, language and culture and can often be found enjoying all three somewhere in Italy. I enjoy cooking nutritious food, dining out, reading and exploring new destinations with my camera. I like to stay in apartments when I travel so I can live like a local, shop at the markets, cook new, exotic and local foods and mix in with the residents of the area because I love to meet new people. I am very respectful of people's beautiful homes when I rent them and treat them as I would like someone to treat my apartment if they were renting it.