Happened to come across this Forum yesterday morning, and found it so fascinating that I joined right away. Grew up in Sweden, and have lived and worked in a few other countries since. In the USA for many years (FL, CA and HI since 1995), and have been fortunate to travel all over the world since the age of 16. I have worked in commercial aviation all my life, and in the early days I was able to travel on a pass. But we've had our own little business for many years, so those days are long gone. Which is fine with me. After we moved to Hawaii, I seem to have lost part of my desire to travel, even though I typically make two long trips every year anyway. The rest of the time I'm perfectly happy to be right here in what to me is the best place on the planet - Leilani Estates, about half an hour south of Hilo on the windward (east) side of the island of Hawaii.