New Orleans, LA
Hometown: Sonoma, California

Member since:

February 17, 2013

What caught your eye about this Meetup and what do you hope to get from being a member of this group?

Looking forward to meeting others interested in hosteling, sharing experiences and tips, preparing for economical travel to locations around the world: best airlines for budget international travel, rail passes, city passes,, airBnB etc. Prefer to travel with one or two other skilled adventurers equally interested in an authentic experience of local cultures - cuisines, language, art, music, history, architecture, religion Not interested in package deals, cruises, pyramid schemes or "club memberships"

Are you a Hostelling International member?

Not yet but intend to join

How many countries have your visited?


Have you ever used hostels in your domestic and/or international travels? If so, which one is your favorite?

In England, Canada and France

What is your next planned trip or dream destination?

All of the National Parks ** Dream Destination: Venice and Florence to study painting, printmaking and architecture ** backpacking through southeast Asia ** diving Australia's Great Barrier Reef, offshore islands and Marine Preserves


Born in England, I've lived & worked in 5 countries & 7 U.S. states. Hosteled in Europe, regular hiker, kayaker, backpacker and camper. Love to explore the cuisine, history, art and music of new places.

What Patricia is saying about this Meetup Group

Looking forward to this group getting off the ground.

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