September 7, 2012
I have been fortunate to have traveled and sailed in many places. Currently, I have extended my stays in countries and areas to immerse myself in the culture and feel less like a tourist. I love to be spontaneous about deciding when and where to go, but I also like to plan and anticipate many of my adventures.
I usually try to become at least a little fluent in the language of the country where I am visiting, before I leave home. Many times this becomes difficult for spontaneous travel or countries with complcated languages. The problem also is that when I do return home, I do not have the opportunity to speak the language so end up loosing most of it. I would love to learn conversational Italian.
I would be happy to contribute when and if I can. I think that once the group gets going and doing things it may become more evident how I might be of help.
I love to travel, eat fantastic foods and wonderful wines. I try to immerse myself into the culture of the places that I visit. But I also like to come home. This sounds like the best of both worlds - Travel and home.