And after ten years running a company I started, I've learned a few things about patience. Still more to learn. I love what I do, but work to live, not the other way around.
To me, success is measured the quality of my relationships with friends and family. The sum total of our experiences together, whether the mundane day-to-day, or big occasional adventures that give you a shared forever-moment to treasure. Like the text I got from a buddy in CO -- last week, actually -- who told me he was going to a Hungarian restaurant and it reminded him of that time were were in Budapest and got chased by two Hungarian strippers. Yeah... Good times.
I've travelled a bit -- probably at least 2 dozen countries. My preferred MO is to make no specific plans, go in with a general sense of what to see and do, and then be open to where things take you. Of course I realize that's not for everyone, so I can be a flexible travel partner.
I'm not here for hook-ups, I'm looking for something real that will last. Best of luck!