I am an easygoing traveler who values spontaneity and serendipitous accidental encounters. Music, art, architecture, gardens, and food are the attractions I seek out in a new destination. I love getting to know places from a resident's perspective, especially via walking, bicycling, and public transit. I'm a percussionist and always enjoy connecting with Brazilian music groups around the US and the world. I'm also both a teacher and a student of environmental issues, and love to see examples of urban sustainability in action.
Favorite places (thus far!): New York City (where I live), Amsterdam, Paris, SF Bay Area (where I grew up), Portland OR, New Orleans, Hudson Valley NY, Recife Brazil, Western Massachusetts.
Desired destinations (in no particular order): Barcelona, Florence, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Austin, Santa Fe, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires.