I'm a programmer who lives in New Zealand and works for an nyc financial research company. This gives me reason to travel back to the city about once or sometimes twice a year. Often I stay at a hotel or at the 'corporate apartment' but sometimes I get to stay with AirBnB which is much more fun. For business I travel on my own but am very much looking forward to a trip back with my wife one of these days, as we had lived in NYC for a few years back in the 2000s.
Here in New Zealand Im involved with a bunch of community stuff, such as being on my school board and founding my local time bank and involvement as a open source programmer with other projects such as ooooby (Out of Our Own Backyards) or chchneeds (a resource I founded for people affected by the earthquake in Christchurch).