I like to read (literature and social sciences), write articles for my blog, travel in Latin America, watch independent film, hang out with my friends and my cat, go to yard sales (or jumble sales, as they used to say in England), bicycle, and hike in the hills of Western Massachusetts. I've traveled a fair bit in the US, and on the coasts of Canada, in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and parts of Argentina. A native speaker of English (US), I've been working on my Spanish, particularly castellano rioplatense, for the last couple of years. I love exploring new places, especially if they have a lot of book shops!
I'm a pretty low-maintenance guest. I clean up after myself, and I tend to like a quiet, laid-back place -- I don't watch TV or listen to loud music often. I recycle and use a bike and public transportation. I enjoy conversation, vegetarian food, and the occasional glass of wine.