I currently live in Richmond, VA, a town where I grew up and love--though once I never thought I'd return. Interests include baseball, running and travel, which often combine: I've completed 6 marathons, including Boston, San Fran, and NYC, and my son and I are trying to visit every MLB stadium. After college in North Carolina, I followed my future wife to Prague, where we lived for a year and taught English, and then moved together to NYC, where we lived for four years, before returning to N.C. and finally Va. We have two kids, who are already (unbelievably) teens. Favorite books are probably Huckleberry Finn and Doctor Zhivago. When I travel, I like to get out on the streets as soon as possible, walking and stopping for coffee every now and then. I'm friendly, quiet, and independent. I prefer my hosts to go about their daily routines, so I don't feel like I'm in the way.