I have always liked traveling but in the past 8 years I have learned to love traveling! I am an university administrator and professor and have always viewed traveling as one of life's best educational endeavors. It was not till I met the most special person in the world to me that I came to realize the true power of travel, both from an educational and personally energizing perspective. I am fortunate enough to share my life with one of the most traveled people in the world, Dr. Bob Petrik. He has taught me more than any degree or job could. Thanks to Bob, I have discovered that travel is one of life's GREATEST schools and one that we as Americans, in particular, spend far too little time doing. I serve as the Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic in Florida. In that capacity, I have shared with many people the beauty and riches of Slovakia. To my great delight, many people have taken my advice and gone there when their visit central Europe, in particular Austria, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. I encourage everyone to visit Slovakia. It truly is a "gem" in central Europe!
My Favorite Places:
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico (especially the central states), and Italy