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I'm a self-employed arborist / tree service owner.
I travel as often as I can strong-arm my wife into going - around 5 to 6 weeks total per year.
I like mixing up city and countryside independent touring. I'll stay a week in a city, and rent a car and drive out into the countryside for a week or so.
I like to mix it up with the locals. I want to leave a good impression of Americans.
I like active beach vacations (hiking, diving / snorkeling, etc...).
I like staying in first class facilities, but i'm frugal, so I will neurotically research and shop to get the best possible value. I refuse to patronize all-inclusive resorts, preferring to spread my money around into the local economy.
I always use my Starwood Preferred American Express. It has the best benefits for frequent travellers.