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Since Apr 2007

35-49 year old male

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Vacation time is a precious thing this American boy, so I do the research to make sure I make the most of it. Seeing the sights is fine, but getting to understand another culture is a deeper reward. Wherever I go, I look for unique accommodation with character. I mostly travel in a pair (w/ gf) and avoid tour groups like the plague. I travel light, preferably getting around by foot, bike, tram and rail. I enjoy figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Having a good place to sleep is important and my comfort is based on cleanliness, hot water, service. Not looking for luxuries. I love a good meal. I've found the best restaurants are away from tourist zones. The perfect trip has a combination of forested hikes, a view of the ocean and the mountains, fresh local cuisine and small cities that ooze with historic charm, local funkiness, and are filled with sidewalk cafes. Favorite recent destinations: Alsace, France and Charleston, South Carolina.
Travel Style
Foodie
Eco-tourist
Like a Local
Nature Lover
History Buff
Urban Explorer
Peace and Quiet Seeker
Art and Architecture Lover
Zippy4O's TripCollective Progress
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3,189
Level 4 Contributor
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10,000 Readers
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15 Cities
Senior Contributor
20 Reviews
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3 Reviews
Helpful Reviewer
10 Votes
Total Points 3,189

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