I am a museum rat. I have a BA in anthropology with a focus on archaeoloy so I am fascinated by different cultures and their history. I travel with my son who works as my navigator as I can easily get lost in a paper bag. I love to travel and love to fly. Sometimes I have to be pushed into trying new things I wouldn't normally do like parasailing but I usually enjoy the experience after the fact. I am fortunate that my son has a strong grasp of the romance languages so when we travel to those areas he can usually communicate or understand signs or service personnel. When I travel I research the area to try and understand the customs of the places I go. People tend to forget that when they travel to a foreign country that you are a guest and should try not to offend the people around you. The best advice I can give to those who travel: Smile. Such a simple gesture can go a long way. Also, don't get freaked out about crowded places. People in the US often don't understand that more heavily populated places have a different idea about personal space than we do. They are fine with crowding into buses and trains with little space between bodies. So smile because most people respond in kind and your trip will be easier.
Giza and Luxor Egypt, Roman forum, London museums