Hello! I'm really describing for two, as my wife, Natasha, and I do most of our traveling together.
I'm a journalist at The New York Times, where I design and program interactive web stories. Natasha works in the NYC office of a major San Francisco tech company.
Though we currently live in NYC, we have both bounced around a bit. I'm North Carolinian but have called Virginia, DC, Las Vegas and San Francisco home. Natasha grew up as a military brat and has lived all over the world, and speaks enough Turkish to negotiate her way through Anatolia. She considers Las Vegas, where her parents retired, home.
What else...?: Our two dachshunds (who will stay in NYC) are our pride and joy. We dream of having a tiny piece of property and raising hens someday. Natasha makes awesome Mediterranean food. Our Ethiopian restaurant delivery guy visits us twice a week. We miss riding our bikes daily in San Francisco. We're both Type-A clean, don't smoke and don't bring the party back home.
In terms of places to stay, we're looking for funky spots a few blocks away from the crowd. We'd rather experience a city's food and drink than museums.
We're an open book. Email if you have any questions.