Work-wise, I'm a consultant in the field of social media and digital culture. I love the outdoors (skiing, sailing, hiking in the mountains). I like food, plants, and animals, especially cats. I've been blogging for 13 years, which admittedly is a pretty long time. Oh, and I've been doing judo for about 20. When I travel I like to stay with friends or "normal people" rather than hotels. I've lived in India for a year and return there regularly.