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About Me

Since Jan 2005

Lives in Boca Raton FL

50-64 year old female

I won't "cruise" but love small sailboats; can't handle crowds unless it's local entertainment, like to travel off-season, enjoy interacting with locals wherever I go. Best Hint: ask locals/ shop people/ bank tellers etc.where they go for meals and for entertainment or hikes. Do not ask hotel concierges or tourist reps what they recommend: they will only tell you those places they are allowed to tell you about. I lived in the Caribbean for 13 years-in St Thomas, in Arizona for 3 years before that (and now live in flat humid Florida) I have traveled around the world- not backpacking or entirely off the beaten path but not tours nor tourists traps either. I've always planned all my travel from scratch which was not easy pre-Internet! I travelled alone for 20 years up till I found someone who liked to travel, scuba dive, hike and read (I quickly married him!)...most on a shoe string budget. I started out by taking a college summer job in Switzerland, then over a 20 year period:, traveled through Mexico, took off for weeks at a time in Egypt, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Thailand, China, USSR (1989), and a bit in Europe enroute to other places. Since I married: we've gone to the Canadian Rockies,Alaska, Nova Scotia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Grand Canyon/Sedona and latest: Galapagos! (stayed with a family in Quito)

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