Traveling

I have traveled to 38 countries including Croatia, Hungary, China, Thailand, Korea, Venezuela, and Argentina. I especially enjoy traveling to places where I can have an outdoor adventure. I have climbed Kilamanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail in Peru, and competed in races in Portugal, Alaska, California, and Ohio.

Each year my partner John and I go to a country we have never been to before. We enjoy planning our own adventures, but we have also followed invitations of friends who were living/traveling in places such as Scotland, Korea, Venezuela, and China. In other years we did dream trips, like Argentina and Costa Rica.

We use Tripadvisor.com to check out the restaurants, attractions, and neighborhoods. We also look for travel blogs where people report their experiences in different areas. We have gotten lots of great ideas from blogs about where to visit and where to stay.