I was born in the Hague, spent my childhood in Caracas, Venezuela and London, and went to high school in Holland. After high school, I took a one year course at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, in Filosofias y Letras. I also studied French at the G.U. in Amsterdam. After marrying, I lived in Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; New York; Geneva and Rome before settling in Chicago.
Best piece of travel advice:
Go with the flow and remember it is about the journey, not the destination. Take time to sit on a terrace and just people-watch.
What I like to do when I travel:
Explore off the beaten track places in remote areas. We have rafted the Grand Canyon, driven through Atacama on dirt track for a week only seeing a total of seven cars, carrying gas in jerry cans; stayed on an island in Belize in stilt houses; Greenland and Antarctica chasing blue ice; helicopter photography in Namibia with the doors off. Next trip will be Bolivia in a four by four seeing the salt flats and staying in a salt hotel.