I'm a public librarian in San Francisco, which means I interact with hundreds of different kinds of people each week so when I travel, I usually take a quieter route...and I enjoy exploring places best by foot or bicycle. If I can find a hidden stairway in a residential neighborhood on a rainy day, I'm set. I love reading, food made with intention, theater/dance/performance art, indie movies, and dancing/listening to soulful music, from Motown classics to Nina Simone to electronic remixes of modern classics, like Sade. Most exhilarating recent travel destination? Swimming with whale sharks in La Paza, Baja California Sur. Next on the list? Revisiting Mexico City or (finally) Salvador do Bahia, Brasil.