I am a 61 year old woman, married with grown children (and one grandchild) who often travels for pleasure and for work. Recently having moved from Minneapolis to my hometown in Indiana (my dad died and we needed to get my 92-year-old mother settled), I now live about 50 miles from Chicago--across the street from Lake Michigan in the beautiful Indiana dunes (which is really nice in the summer and really cold in the winter!). Things I like include: anchovies, Danish TV crime shows, oatmeal stout, trains, climbing the dunes, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Moth podcast. My college foreign study was in Hong Kong so I speak really bad Chinese and love dim sum.
Having lived in many different places and having worked with people who are very different from myself, my style as a guest is to be very quiet. I keep to myself. I travel with a cute little rechargeable reading lamp in the shape of a pink penguin that I bought out in the hinterlands of Yunnan, China, in 2009.