My travel style is pretty DIY. Usually a great deal of wandering, and I prefer to avoid touristy attractions as much as possible.
Both my husband and I love to hike, camp, ski, sail and scuba dive (I worked in a dive shop to support our habit). We lived in the Caribbean for 4 years, where we perfected the art of laying on a beach for hours and brunching like champs. Currently, I work in a bookstore and husband works at Brooklyn College.
As guests we subscribe to the 'good company, good food, good conversation' ethos. We like to pitch in as much as we can: we're the house guests most likely to repay friends for a place to stay by cooking lots of meals and bringing a great bottle (or 4..) of wine to share.
If I were a motto person, I guess it would be something like 'laugh a lot' or 'I refuse to take myself too seriously' or something along those lines. I'm the first to laugh at myself. There's rarely an argument in our house that doesn't involve a good laugh along the way.
Some Fave shows: Breaking Bad, Community, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Daily Show, Between Two Ferns, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Firefly, Sherlock
Some Fave Movies: Big Lebowski, Goon, Alien, Blade Runner (Director's cut. This matters a really lot), Anchorman, Dodgeball, Bottle Rocket, Stagecoach, Red River Valley, The Incredibles, Serenity
Fave Books: So many; tend to favor non-fiction. Currently reading Brian Greene's The Hidden Reality. All-time most loved: The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter, all of Mary Roach's books.
Favorite travel destinations: Anywhere we haven't been yet. Really. There's way too much of the world we haven't seen. Also: Maine, US Virgin Islands, Europe (Western-- haven't been to Eastern Europe-- yet!), North Africa and West Africa (my father is Senegalese).