I'm 36, Philly-born and a Bay Area resident for 15 years, a writer and reader and adventurer. I love traveling and exploring new cultures - and while I'm always eager to see beautiful sights and landmarks, it's the people I get to know who leave an indelible mark. Most recently I spent a couple months learning Spanish in Nicaragua, marking the 27th country I've visited. Next up? I'd love to explore Northern Europe...get back to Japan where I taught English after college...spend some time exploring the Pacific Northwest....so much to do!