I'm an explorer and traveler at heart, though I'm lucky to live in a town with such great surf and great people that I rarely get bored at home. It's often a struggle between setting out for a new place and enjoying the wonderful place I'm at. But wanderlust often wins and I'm off to another land, often with my notebook, sometimes with friends and sometimes on my own, and always with a camera.
I'm excited about this site; I always have a deeper experience in a place when I stay with a local friend than at a hotel. And this sounds like a great way to meet a lot more local friends.
Personality-wise, I'm creative and independent, enjoy the outdoors (mountain biking, kayaking, backpacking), reading (yes, National Geographic; actual books, too), film more than television and jazz more than top 40. But on beer versus wine, it's hard to play favorites.
As a guest, I'm clean, quiet, I love animals (though my sinuses don't love cats), and I don't smoke. But I do like to barbecue.
Right now (August - September, 2012) I'm on a bicycle tour of the Pacific coast, riding from the San Juan Islands down to Santa Cruz, California.
Chris has completed online and offline ID verification.