Blair McDowell's first career was as a musician and teacher. She studied in Europe and, during the course of her academic career, lived in Hungary, the United States, Australia, and Canada, teaching in Universities in the latter three countries.She has always loved to write and has produced six widely used professional books and numerous articles in her field.A voracious reader, Blair decided when she retired from university teaching to turn her talents to her first love, writing fiction. She moved to Canada's scenic west coast and, with a friend, opened a Bed & Breakfast. Mornings she makes omelets and chats with guests from far and near, and afternoons, she writes. From March through September, the world comes to her doorstep, bringing tales that are fodder for her rich imagination, but once the tourist season is over, she packs her bags and takes off for exotic ports. Europe in the Fall, the Caribbean in the winter.Romantic Road is set in some of her favorite destinations in Germany, Austria and Hungary.