Travel is my passion, so I'm excited to start hosting new friends from all over the world! I've lived in several different countries, but New York has been home for the last 20 years. I speak and/or understand some French, German, Finnish, and Russian, but not well enough to say that I'm "fluent." My teenage son is studying Spanish and is looking forward to the chance to practice it with native speakers.
My most recent trip was to India for my brother's wedding; my son and I are going to Finland, Estonia, and St. Petersburg this summer. My dream destination is Myanmar--now that it's open to the rest of the world, I want to get there before it changes too much.
Here in Manhattan, I love walking and exploring different parts of the city, trying new restaurants, going to the theater whenever my budget allows, watching movies, spending time with friends, and renovating my historical townhouse.
As a host, I'm as involved or as hands-off as guests want me to be. I'm happy to give recommendations for local places or other favorites, and my son, who is my transportation expert, can tell guests the best way to get there!