From Chicagoland, originally. Now in Colorado. I race bikes, am easy-going, go to bed at 10pm on most nights, wake up bright and early to either go to work (M-F) or ride bikes/train (Sat and Sun). Love travel, by bike, plane or automobile. I'm really good at Tetris, for Game Boy. Like, really good. And yes, I still have my original 1989 Game Boy.
Staying with people, be it on Airbnb, Couchsurfing, (website hidden), or otherwise, is always much more fun for me than staying in a hotel. Not only is it generally cheaper and closer to where you want to be, but it's so much easier to get immersed in the local culture, find out the hole-in-the-wall food joint that's nearby, and truly get a glimpse of what it's like to live in the place you're traveling to, not just what it's like to be a fleeting tourist.