I am passionate about actively traveling the world and making connections with people. I love learning about new places and meeting new people, but my favorite things to do in a new place are bike, run and eat (not necessarily in that order).
I've been lucky enough to work in the active travel industry in some really interesting and exotic places. The first thing I like to do when I get to a new destination is find a highpoint - whether it's a mountain, clock tower, or just a 3 story building. I love getting a perspective from up high. I also like to go for a run early in the morning before most people are awake. It gives me the perspective from the street and helps me learn the lay of the land. It also allows me to watch the city or countryside wake up and take form. A couple of my favorite places to run have been Istanbul, Turkey (along the water) and Udaipur, India (in Gandhi Park).
In addition to traveling, I also love to spend time in my hometown with my friends and family. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have been born and raised in the most beautiful city in the world - San Francisco - and I have always loved sharing it with visitors. While I'm not set up to host at this point, I'm helping my parents get their in-law apartment set up as an airbnb space. Since I'm an active person, I fully take advantage of all of the open spaces and trails that the SF bay area has to offer and I love taking visitors on hikes, walks, and bike rides. And because food is one of my favorite things, I love eating in new (and old) restaurants, cafes and food trucks. A few of my favorites in SF are La Ciccia, Bouche and of course Off the Grid.