I'm from Melbourne, Australia; I'm 39, am involved in youth ministry at my church, work in a book store, and tend to hang my US-based travelling plans on zine-related events (Portland Zine Symposium, Chicago Zine Fest, for example). I like just breathing in the places I visit and hanging out where the locals go - I'm not overly touristy unless I'm actually trying for kitsch!
I'm currently enjoying my 2014 holiday, five weeks travelling around the US from Chicago to California, and from Portland, OR, to Boston, MA. I've already visited seven states and I'm planning only on adding California to the list this go around... but that may change once I'm in-country!
I've visited MA (Boston, Lowell, Maynard), OR (Portland, Astoria), WA (Seattle), IL (Chicago), RI (Newport), NY (NYC, Ithaca), and NC (Wilmington).
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a guest of AirBnBs, both of which I've visited in Portland.