Fort Myers, FLUSA
Hometown: Fort Myers
December 15, 2012
Travel is my passion. I've been to 30 countries, 25 US states, and I have many more countries on my list. I've lived and worked two years in Italy and 5 years in France (off and on). I have two young adult French step children. I have two cats that I dragged back and forth between countries. I am a professional grant writer for nonprofits and co-own my own French Alps Tour company with my British partner. I just got hired as a Tour Director with Tauck Tours leading river cruising tours in France beginning the summer/spring/fall of 2013. I also have a photoblog, www.france-and-beyond-photoblog.com, about my travels and life in France and beyond. My tour website is www.frenchalpsandprovencetours.com I'm also a Meetup Organizer for the Expats - current, former, future Meetup.
France, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Spain
Cuba, Thailand, Croatia, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Yucatan Mexico, Peru
My best trips weren't trips - they were when I lived in Italy for two years. I was immersed in the passion, humor, animation of the what is unique to Italy and made many Italian friends. I like to travel like a local and stay away from tourist hotels, etc because you can't get a real feel of the people and culture that way. I also went to Ireland for four weeks and fell in love with the warmth and hospitality of the people and the beauty of the landscapes.
Fort Myers, Florida. I left when I was 18. My family still lives here.
I grew up in Ft Myers but have been away for 35 years (in Los Angeles, Italy, France) but recently moved back to the area full-time (for now). I'm looking for fellow travel fanatics. ;-)