Subject: Greetings from new traveler/member
Since the list welcome message asked for a brief intro, here's mine:

I live in Arlington, VA, with my husband and 13-year-old daughter, but we just returned from four years in Moscow. So if anyone wants tips on what to see and where to go in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lake Baikal, I'm happy to oblige with many ideas you won't find in the guidebooks.

While living in Moscow, we also visited Tallin, Helsinki, Riga (one of my favorites), Egypt, Cornwall (another all-time favorite) and London. We've also traveled in Ireland and Scotland and throughout the United States. We rarely pass a fort, battlefield or military museum without stopping and always enjoy seeing the architecture of a place and trying to understand how people make a living there.

We're planning an addition to our house this year, so that's cut into our travel budget, though Annie and I are making a quick trip back to Moscow in April. We also hope to visit friends living in Jamaica. And we'll be celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary this summer at Tybee Island, near Savannah.

Cheers,

Sue Mosher Arlington, VA