Hello! I'm a native of Portland, Oregon but now I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. By profession I'm an academic- I research and teach British social history. I also do some consulting work with museums, helping to develop exhibitions on history and heritage.
I'm a great fan of the outdoors and I like to spend plenty of time cycling and hiking, both at home and when I travel. I'm lucky to live in a place with a beautiful landscape, even if the weather in Scotland doesn't always cooperate! I really enjoy cooking and trying local foods. Often the first place I like to go when I visit a new city is the local market. I also like to learn about the history of the places I visit... as a historian I suppose that comes naturally.
I always really appreciate it when a host can provide a bit of local knowledge and insight. For me it's the little things that make a trip enjoyable, like where to have a good cup of coffee or where to go for a nice walk.
I usually travel with my partner, Michael, who is an archaeologist of the near-east.