I haven't traveled around the U.S. much, but I've done my share of globe-trotting, and I did a brief stint in the Peace Corps, until civil war interrupted my stay (I was evacuated by helicopter).
As for my ethnicity, my father is Lebanese and my mother is Jewish (of Eastern-European heritage). They met at UCLA in the mid-60's. Quite a mix, huh?
There's lots more to tell, but I'd rather talk to you on the phone -- or over a cup of coffee or a margarita -- than write a novel here.