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Online content and fiction writer, retired high school English/ESL teacher, Angelena by choice. Have lived in NYC, Boston/Cambridge, Iowa City, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and in SFValley for many years now. Himself and I are not hardy bkpackers but enjoy hiking, walking, seeing odd and out of the way things/places. Trips since 2009: northern Florida, Guatemala, U.K. (twice), Poland/Lithuania, India!!!, New Orleans/Dallas/San Antonio, DC/VA/NC, and tomorrow God willing Black Hills. Dream trips: following the Tour de France and the Iditarod, snorkeling all the world's tropical waters, week-long luxury horsepack in the Sierras. Favorite hotels: Dera Mandawa, Jaipur, India, Radisson Vilnius, Best Western Brookings/Harbor, OR.