I'm an American writer and barista currently living in Paris. I love to travel but have so many places to see still (I've never been to Asia, for instance, unless you count Israel). In everyday life I like to read, run/bike/climb, cook, and check out good bars and cafés, and I'm always happy to alternate sight-seeing with these activities during my travels. My two favorite aspects of Airbnb travel are meeting people and having a kitchen. I find guidebooks uneven and always appreciate the advice of locals. So far Paris is my favorite city in the world, and Chicago has a special place in my heart among US cities, but I'm ready to have my mind changed by new places.