Native Chicagoan with a serious case of can't sit-still-itis. My favorite thing about travel is the opportunity to immerse myself in a different place: I don't like to just visit, but experience life as it is elsewhere. I study people, behavior and rituals for a living, so that travel aesthetic probably makes sense! What else? Rescue pups and dogs in general are an easy way to make me mushy. Music is my lifeblood; I don't play, but I love to listen/see. I read anything I can get my hands on, and am rather handy with a camera, too. Life is full of magical, random connections and experiences; you just have to be open to 'em.