I'm Joyce Tischler, the founder and general counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, (website hidden). If you go to that website, you can read my complete online bio, get a sense of our work, and a good understanding of what I've spent my adult life building. I live in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, along with my daughter and several dogs and cats. It's a lovely area, wine country. Unfortunately, I hardly ever drink, so can't suggest any good wines. I travel about once per month on business and find it much more fun to stay at a bed and breakfast than at the sterile downtown hotels. I enjoy meeting the hosts and if they have dogs or cats, it feels that much more like my home.When I stay at a B&B, I like to walk around the neighborhood, to get a better sense of the community or city I'm visiting. I enjoy reading, long walks, the beach, and have recently discovered Netflix.