I am a graduate student at the University of Texas Austin. Prior to returning to school, I was an elementary school teacher in New Orleans, LA and went to undergrad at Loyola University New Orleans.
I grew up in a very small town in Upstate New York and I think that caused me to develop a serious travel bug. Whether it be a weekend trip to a nearby rural town or a two week trip to Europe I love to spend any extra money and time that I have on exploring a new place.
When I am at home, I love to cook, read, and am pretty crafty. I am also an avid runner and recently finished my first marathon. I am also a commuter cyclist and HATE to drive, unless its on a road trip.
I am a pretty low maintenance house guest and I typically use my hotel or accommodations as merely a place to sleep. I like to enjoy a fancy dinner and a glass of wine or two, but don't overdo it in my old(er) age.
My travel companion is my fabulous boyfriend of six years. We met during Hurricane Katrina evacuation, and he is one of the most solid people that I have ever met. He currently teaches high school in Austin and is a great basketball player.