Finding someone who loves travel as much as I do isn't easy. Everyone indicates that travel is one of their interests - a couple of trips a year for a couple of weeks at a time. Most people are attached to hearth, home, and family. I'm a wanderer and am looking for another nomad as my partner. Seeing new places or revisiting sites I saw years ago is pure pleasure for me.
I have an RV, so almost all of my domestic travel is in that vehicle – my closet, my kitchen, my bedroom. No need to pack and unpack a suitcase; cheaper per night than a hotel room. But I wouldn't consider myself even a typical RVer. I don't join camping groups or arrange to meet up with friends. I don’t park for days at a time at the same campground. During the day I’m out sightseeing: national parks, historical sites, museums of all kinds, factory tours, local cuisine restaurants. At night I stay in the camper and use my computer or do pencil games (Ken Ken, crosswords, Sudoku, logic problems). There’s no TV. I can't remember a time when I sat around a campfire chatting . . . though if s'mores were in the picture, I'd be right there. I’ve hosted friends and relatives in my RV. There’s plenty of room for two. In the evenings the two of us play board games.
I love traveling overseas and have lived in or visited more than 80 countries. I take those trips independently, not with a group. I plan well, but stay flexible, so I don’t make hotel reservations ahead of time. My most recent trip was 59 days in Morocco and Portugal during April and May of 2015. I've just been told by two people that Latvia is definitely worth a visit - so that would mean Estonia and Lithuania while I'm at it; and that will probably be in 2017.
- clear, coherent literary writing and editing
- responding to messages
- making exotic meals and baking birthday cakes
- harmonizing (I'm an alto in my singing groups)
- square dancing (C3A level)
- keeping things neat and organized
I've loved all the books by Susan Howatch. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, has been my very favorite novel; I reread it a couple of years ago in preparation for reading its sequel, World Without End. (By the way, there are board games with those same titles: Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.) I don't go to movies or watch them on TV. I listen to NPR while driving.
I don't listen to most music, though I love to sing. I'm an alto in the two singing groups I belong to.
Greek, Japanese, and Indian are my favorite cuisines.
Mental stimulation - from conversation, reading, or problem solving.
Stamina, energy, and good health.
Variety and new experiences.
I played the Lumosity games for a while. My subscores put me between the 95.5 and 99 percentiles, and my general score was 97.6 percentile. How about you?
I am unique and untypical.