I enjoy quick trips for a day or two in Northern California to read, relax and just get away. I "cannot live without" good food, my friends, something to read, music, and quiet. Other things I enjoy are Argentina, great ocean views, and traveling by train. I would like to see more of Europe, Africa, and Canada. I have yet to see an Asian country, so I guess I really should take my friends' standing invitation to visit them in Singapore and Malaysia.
When I worked for 2 years in South America, I stretched myself, and am sure that I stretched my South American friends with my Americanisms! Though the team roughed it a lot in South America, sometimes not having electricity and even water, I must admit that I am truly a creature of comfort, ease, and style. For me it is the little touches in home design that help connect me to a place, that and simple outdoor spaces.