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Since Mar 2005

50-64 year old female


I have lived on 5 continents, have dual citizenship and continue to travel extensively alone or with family for both work (I visit 35-50 colleges annually and my clients expect travel advice) pleasure. I prefer the outdoor table in the town square to a restaurant with the pretentious waiter (although I love the Michelin-starred restaurant where the lovely chef comes out to take your order). I try to take advantage of out of the way accommodation and prefer the midsize Boutique hotels. A 2 star in Italy is often nicer than a 5 star in Australia. A room should have everything I need and be wonderful for sleeping - no noisy air conditioners, creepy linens and foamy pillows. Quiet, white linens, and dreamy pillows. I travel abroad 3-4 times a year and domestically (including Canada) most months. I concentrate on University campuses and usually fly Star Alliance. Above all, I expect good service and cleanliness, but its the experience that really excites me.
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Peace and Quiet Seeker
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