The basics: Practicing attorney at a New York City law firm; journalist and writer; born and raised in Seattle; longtime New York resident.
Travel: I have traveled a lot in South America and Europe, I like hiking and mountain climbing, and I'm hoping to get to Africa and Asia someday.
Airbnb: I've found this site to be a great way to improve a trip. For people staying in Manhattan, you tend to get more space, and stay in more fun neighborhoods, than a similar budget for hotels would allow. For example, I'd recommend anyone touring NY for fun - rather than business - to stay in the West Village, East Village or Lower E Side (where I live). That's far easier to do through airbnb than the few boutique hotels in these areas.
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