I'm from New York City - live, work, and go to school in Manhattan. I'm a GIS (Geographic Information Systems/Science) Analyst and Cartographer and am working on a PhD in Geography (I make maps!). I absolutely love to travel and when I do, I like to stay in places that reflect the character of the place I'm visiting rather than to stay in a cookie cutter hotel room (although sometimes they serve a purpose, too!) I also love to find the best restaurants/coffee shops/unique spots/best donuts (lol) in every city or place I visit. I love getting to know an area as though I'm a resident as best I can, not as just a tourist. When I visit a place, I try my best to explore and live it as authentically as possible!