I love collecting memories from adventures beyond my little spot on the earth: camping on misty South African mountain ranges, swimming around uninhabited islands in Honduras, getting stranded while backpacking in Glacier National Park, hitchhiking in New Zealand, singing (poorly) in a Galway pub, eating fish tacos like they were going out of style in Mexico...the best moments always being those shared with others, friend or stranger.
I taught for many years in San Francisco and am presently doing some education reform work in Boston. Being a teacher, I am punctual, go to bed at a reasonable hour, am responsible, follow directions well, like things neat and organized, and love shopping for seemingly ingenious yet relatively useless office supplies. Generally speaking, I try to live in a way so that others feel good about themselves while in my company. I don't think kindness is overrated.
My travel style is usually this: wake up early, go for a run, be out and about all day and evening (essentially soaking in as much as I can and going where the day takes me), and enjoy eight full hours of shut eye.