If there were one thing I could do anytime and all the time, it would be to travel. I have been fortunate in my school, work, and personal life to have traveled all over the U.S. and the world. I have a never-finished list of places I want to visit. I enjoy learning about difficult cultures and their histories and generally prefer landscapes to cityscapes while getting off the ‘tourist’ paths. I do not have the ear for language, but try to learn how to say at least ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ where I visit. I also love cooking and trying food from different places. Sometimes it is just watching and visiting local restaurants, other times taking a cooking class and I try to pick up a cookbook if I can find one in English. Below are some highlights of the recent places I have gone.