I'm a preschool teacher, cranky before the first cup of coffee, and spend too much money on books. I love throwing parties, and hate doing the laundry. I live outside Boston, MA with my husband Larry, and our two sons in a rambling old house. We'd much rather travel than pay for a new roof. The people we meet, and the moments we wouldn't have experienced at home, make every trip memorable.
In our 20's Larry and I did a lot of spur of the moment travel. We'd schedule an off-season vacation from work, and then call a few consolidators to see where we could fly to on the cheap. No hotel reservations, no real plans, just a few guidebooks for ideas. We stumbled across France, Turkey, the Caribbean, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the U.S. Lots of serendipitous discoveries, some dreadful mistakes. Since then, I've discovered the joys of planning trips, relishing the collection of details of history and culture that make travel a rich and vital experience. Our boys are learning to entertain themselves at airports, try new experiences in unfamiliar environments, and be flexible and curious traveling companions. We have fun, too.