I am an ex-lawyer who moved from Washington DC to Sarasota FL in 2010. I absolutely love this part of Florida - Sarasota has a perfect balance of small town charm and cosmopolitan amenities. It is laid back and friendly, with great energy, the arts, restaurants, incredible beaches and festivals throughout the year - really anything you are looking for in a vacation.
Now that I have my vacation rental business running smoothly here (please see my listing on www.vrbo.com/403586), I am looking forward to traveling again. I am particularly interested in visiting Central America (learning Spanish is a longtime goal), Spain, Italy or Greece, I love the beach, of course, but - now that I live next to one - I don't feel the same need for a beach vacation. I am open to big cities, interesting small towns, etc. I am bit of a foodie - not necessarily expensive restaurants, I also love finding that hidden gem - so I would hope for great food wherever I visit. I like meeting locals and exploring different cultures. I look forward to some great adventures through this site!