We are from Brooklyn, NY. He is an artist (painter who has done a few paintings of Marseille), and she is a college professor. We are particularly drawn to the sea (one of our favorite cities is Marseille) and vibrant city life (Marseille, Paris, NYC...). Together and separately, we have been privileged to have visited and/or lived in parts of Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, the U.K. and many parts of Europe, especially France. It has enriched our lives and perspectives.