I love to travel, but most of the time it is for work purposes (I am an epidemiologist at the U.S. National Cancer Institute). The most recent (and probably my favorite) place was China. I had such a great time that I have been taking Chinese lessons a couple of times a week to increase my chances of going back! My favorite destinations tend to include places with good food (Seattle, Montreal, New York, Belize, Italy, China....). I have a husband and a cat at home. Some interests/favorite things include interior design, gardening, cooking, coffee, hiking, and video games. I am pretty quiet and serious much of the time, but I am also very down-to-earth and am always looking for fun things to do. I am new to Airbnb, but I can assure you that I will be a very considerate and respectful guest in your home.