3 rules: Laugh, have fun, and be kind to strangers.
Interests: People, music, slow food, good drink, the outdoors, cycling, walking, and travel.
I love to travel (for play, less so for work), but I don't get to do it often enough. Although I adore the town I live in (Austin, Texas), the reason I most like to travel is so that I can understand and appreciate what life is like in another place. I crave authenticity when I travel, so I tend to avoid corporate/impersonal/tourist lodging and food and instead seek out experiences that (hopefully) feel more real. When I travel, I like to be gone long enough that I forget what life was like back home. Only when I have stopped being homesick, do I know it's time to return home.