I like exchanging ideas and song and book recommendations with people who are willing to disclose that type of information. I like trying to understand when people are not willing to disclose that type of information.
I like meeting my hosts through Airbnb as much as I like having my own space every once in a while. As far as I can tell, the best part of traveling is meeting people, not seeing things. I try my best to be a low maintenance guest and stay out of people's way, but am always willing to be social and get to know my hosts.
I have a soft spot for the south of France, David Foster Wallace, red wine, and any place where I can see the ocean. I wasn't raised in a city but I'm getting better at understanding city-type beauty. I have no life philosophy of any kind of specificity, but someone very close to me once told me they thought I'd like this quote and I really did: "Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self."