I lived many of my early years of life as an ex-pat and as such I have lived in 12 different countries. My passion has always been traveling and meeting lovely and interesting people along the way. I have traveled extensively most of my life to 43 countries/territories in 146 regions.
My friends say I have a true sense of adventure, spontaneous, optimistic, and an excellent conversationalist who enjoys almost everything!
I have actually been stranded on a deserted island once in Greece, played bocce ball inside the Roman Coliseum when it was closed, twice granted permission to climb the 334 stairs to stand right next to Big Ben as it rang 12:00, trekked to the Sudanese border from northern Egypt during the 1 year anniversary of the revolution, and even swam with sharks in Bora Bora.
I do love adventure just as much as curling up with a good book or movie. And I always stop to appreciate the road and people along the way, traveled and less traveled. All the while enjoying giving out random acts of kindness to strangers who seem to be in need of it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
My Favorite Places:
That is a question that has always been to difficult for me to answer, as I loved each place that I have been for different reasons... it would probably just be easier to ask me a category and then I will let you know
Here are a few worth mentioning;
Best diving for viewing fish:
Best diving for viewing corals:
Red Sea, Egypt
Worlds finest sand:
Best beach sand:
Coronado as it is one of the few beaches in the world with extremely fine Mica sand, thus the water has golden sparkles and the beach glitters pure gold at sunset
Best rock formation:
The Giants Causeway
Ice blue water with pink sand*
*Do Not risk your life by driving there, please find a different mode of transportation; boat, etc...
Best water park: (tie)
Best fireworks shows:
World Championships in Stockholm, second place Madeira, third Oshkosh nighttime fireworks airshow
Best WWI/WWII aero show/airshow: (tie)
Duxford / Oshkosh
Best aerial view: (tie)
Grand Canyon / Machu Picchu