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I live in Sonoma County, where I grew up and have family. I'm very independent and hope to someday go RTW. I have an off-beat sense of adventure, am a bit of a slow traveler, dislike tours unless absolutely necessary, am not of the hostel set but not rich either, and love to drive in new countries as well as to see historical sites, literary and cultural spots, curiosities, wilderness and wild things, and to feel like I've gone back in time. Tourist crowds make me cringe, plus I'm a "friendly introvert" although I love meeting local people or just people-watching; I am curious about the whole world. I can make the best of most anything. My favorite places so far (in no particular order) are Iceland, Paris, Stockholm, Umbria, Venice, French Polynesia, Turkey, Yucatan and Chiapas in Mexico, Maui, New Mexico, and New Orleans, but really I like something about everywhere I've been.