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barbdpayne

Since Oct 2010

65+ year old female

Portland, Oregon

We travel quite often, predominately in Europe, Mexico and the U.S. Our furthest journey was to South Africa. Until the last few years we have traveled independently, often renting houses for longer stays. But since some of our trips have involved British style driving, I've opted for tours. I miss some of the flexibility of planning my itinerary but I really have embraced having someone knowledgeable take care of details. I joke that I check my brain at the airport when I am picked up by an organized tour and shuttled effortlessly about. The tour managers and guides are usually excellent and I learn so much without having a o wander about trying to find places and read about them. We live ke to spend a good bit of time relaxing in cafes, pubs, etc., sampling local adult beverages and watching people and it is especially fun to meet locals and get to know their country through their eyes. Sometimes my husband accompanies me and sometimes I travel alone.
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