My idea of a great first date would be to steal a car and drive to Chicago. With the radio CRANKED. I do love a road trip, and that would give us lots of time for great conversation. Or companionable silence. You drive, I'll keep my eyes peeled for cops. And then we'll switch. Driving fast. No sleep, lots of coffee. Perfect!!!
I've been to the usual places in Europe, but also have been to Timbuktu and Mongolia, as well as Siberia. ( I spent three months traveling in Russia, speaking bad Russian.) The people were very friendly, except for the wait staff on the Siberian Express. I've also traveled across China and Southeast Asia, and Africa too a bunch of times. I like the remote. I like expensive hotels but I love to camp too.
I'm on my upteenth revision of my mystery novel. It will be perfect soon! Elmore Leonard is my idea of a perfect man. Perfectly interesting anyway.
I also love horses. Big time. I'm just now learning to ride English (it's about time). It's exhilirating!