I'm a 26 year old small business owner in Chicago with a knack for creativity and an appreciation of aesthetics. I love traveling to explore new cities through food, neighborhood by neighborhood. From food trucks to tasting menus, the liveliest farmers' markets to the off-the-beaten path butcher shops, I yearn to see what each city has to offer.
I spent six months living with a host family in Luxembourg and have visited nearly every corner of Europe. My breadth of travel experience abroad has driven me to see more of America. I may arrive by plane, boat, car or train, but once there, I like to tour new cities by bicycle at my own pace.
As a guest, I'm quiet and courteous. As much as I enjoy visiting new restaurants, I also love to cook and find pleasure preparing at least one meal while traveling -- ideally with regional flair. From making pan con tomate in Barcelona to coconut rice in Cartagena, I know my way around a kitchen and I'm always seeking a well-equipped apartment. I drink socially and look forward to tasting local craft beers when I'm visiting somewhere new. I'm a non-smoker and a tidy houseguest. I always make the bed before leaving the house in the morning and always plan on leaving one of my favorite local brews (or three) in the fridge for my host.
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