Vera is from Russia, and Zak is from upstate New York. Vera is tall, but Zak is taller. We both live in Kansas right now, studying urban design (Vera) and ecology (Zak). We both travel often and have seen a lot of Europe and a little bit of Africa and South America (between the two of us). We also love meeting new people, hiking, eating delicious things, running, writing, and red wine. Our goal for the next year is to travel like crazy around the U.S. while Vera has a U.S. visa.