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I was born and raised in Newport Beach, CA and I like to travel during my free time. Other than living in the South Pacific for a year, I have spent my whole life living in California. And, of all of that time, other than 3 years in Northern California for school, I spent my whole life living in Newport Beach.
I spent years doing the backpacker thing during college and graduate school, but now I work full-time and am married and my travel tastes have changed a little. I used to focus on developing countries and tropical beach locations. I think now we are branching out and have focused more on developed areas and colder climates - along with more travel in the US.