Like countless others I'm passionate about travel, capturing images of my travels, and sharing stories of what I've seen and experienced. I enjoy and prefer solo travel.
Other interests are foreign languages and intercultural studies. I like to know what the culture in the country that I visit is about. I still make cultural mistakes when I travel, but respect and a smile go a long way to repairing any faux pas I may have made.
I received a Master's Degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute for International Studies (now Middleboro Institute) in 1996 and a B.A. in Economics from California State University (Sacramento).
From 1996-98 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. I still keep in touch with friends that I made during that time and have dreams of returning to spend more time in West Africa after I retire. Friends in India are eager for me to see them, and I return to India as often as I can. When not traveling, I live near Washington, DC.
marie.mcc at outlook dot com