My most memorable traveling experiences have been in Cuba, Mexico and Guatemala as well as in the Mediterranean region, including Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Corsica.

My favorite cities are Havana, Istanbul, Marrakesh, Rome, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Hiking, skiing,
camping and practicing yoga

I enjoy hiking and camping with my family in the diverse and beautiful landscapes of California. I grew up skiing and, although I rarely have a chance to ski these days, I still love it! I practice yoga several times a week.

Cooking, eating, drinking

I could spend hours cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Most of all, I enjoy long meals with my family and friends. I can't think of a vegetable I don't like and I love herbs and spices of all kinds. And of course, every good meal deserves some good wine...