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Pamela V

Since Sep 2002

65+ year old female

La Grange, IL

We travel to Eastern and Western Europe , South or Central America or the UK several times a year, as well as to at least two warm spots (Caribbean, Hawaii) in the Winter. We spend a few of the winter months at our little home in Scottsdale. I prefer to rent a home when we travel for a week or longer and have that as a base, using public transportation to get around where possible. We try to experience the daily life of a resident rather than a tourist. We love shopping at the local markets, and enjoying the fresh food of the season, especially seafood. I always book our apartments, houses, villas and hotels online (vrbo, flipkey, airbnb, onefinestay & homeaway are reliable), and there are so many other good localized sites. I have never been disappointed using these websites and reading Tripadvisor's helpful feedback for restaurants, hotels and properties. Best advice for all - be polite, be patient, be safe, and learn a few new words to try out in each country you visit.
Travel Style
Beach Goer
60+ Traveler
Like a Local
Urban Explorer
Art and Architecture Lover
Pamela V's TripCollective Progress
Total Points
Level 6 Contributor
175,000 Readers
Helpful Reviewer
200 Votes
Top Contributor
50 Reviews
139 Cities
2016 Travelers' Choice Hotel Reviewer
1 Review
Total Points 37,049

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