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I live in the suburbs of Seattle with my husband. I love traveling, photography, hiking, cooking and hunting for wildflowers.

I developed my passion for travel when my parents took a vacation and drove down Hwy 1 in California. I was hooked. After I married, we took several road trips in the western US and Canada before taking the leap overseas to London.

Many of our trips involve our hobbies of hiking, photography, wildflowers and gardening. Our first international trip was to England to visit the gardens of Wales. We have also made trips to New Zealand, Spain, France and returned to England to visit gardens.

We love to hike. One of our favorite places is Mt. Rainier and my husband climbed it for his 50th birthday. The next year we climbed Mt. Whitney to celebrate my 50th. We try to include hiking in our travels. We have hiked the Maritime Alps of France, the Dolomites of Italy, along the Routeburn and Abel Tasman tracks in New Zealand and craggy spires of Patagonia in Chile. We have also kayaked in Mexico, snorkeled in in Hawaii and Belize and climbed the Mayan ruins of Yucatan and Guatemala.

Our best trip was an anniversary trip to South Africa and Namibia where we searched for spring wildflower on the veld and wild animals in Namibia. We have also spent our vacations visiting the different areas of the Mediterranean biome (Southern Europe, California, Chile, South Africa and Western Australia) to study flora and wildflowers.

I've also had the opportunity to live and work in Europe - another dream come true. I worked for three months in the Netherlands in 1990 and again for 6 weeks in 1996. We learned how to shop, use the appliances, live without a car and open our minds to other cultures. In 2007, I studied for 4 weeks at an intensive French language school in Villefranche sur Mer - Institut de Francais.

We have also traveled to more diverse locals. In 2009, we spent two weeks in Borneo - East Malaysia. In 2011, we spent two weeks in Western Turkey exploring Istanbul and the Aegean ruins. We have also visited the tropical US with several trips to Hawaii.

You can also find more photos on our personal website - MartaGeorge and check out my Flickr photosteam

Updated: Jan 2, 2012.

Comments (2)

Theresa:

Hi Marta!

I stumbled across your page when researching Institut de Francais. What amazing pictures you have!!! I am a flight attendant and now I know what I'll be doing on my next layover.... checking out all of your pictures!! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. If you have time, please let me know how your experience was with the Institut de Francais.

Daniela:

Hi there Marta!
What a worderful post and pictures about the Institute de Français!
Im enrolled for this May 2012 and would love to ask you some questions about the school and more importantly, about the apartment! I saw the pictures of yours and loved it! Was it the private studio or the higher?
If you could please get in touch with me it would be awsome! I tryed to find an email to get in touch with you but I couldnt find one...
Many many thanks, and looking forward to hear from you,

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