I am 30 years old and earning my MFA in fiction writing. My travel style is a slow-paced one that allows me time to read, write and meet new people. I look for places to stay that are quiet, clean and cozy, a bit removed from the hubbub of downtown locations, yet close to transportation. I adopted an 80-pound St. Bernard mutt named Houston in April 2012, and he's become a great companion -- still a bit shy, but he's the strong & silent type. I listen to vinyl records, try not to fall off horses when I ride, and can probably find something to talk about with anyone.