It didn't start off that way. Born into a vibrant city, I loved the excitement of city life. I've lived in Seoul, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Melbourne.
I'm not sure if I qualify as an avid traveler. Life aboard international zip codes made that concept difficult to define.
As much as I've enjoyed snow camping during a winter storm on Australian mountains; eating the best Udon soup ever on top of Mt. Fuji after not dying; buying plum wines at the Korean DMZ yards from nervous guards; or spending 3 weeks at the Amalfi Coast learning to cliff dwell, I have to admit sitting outside at the cafés of Paris, Amsterdam, or Rome is my version of the perfect day.