I'm a user experience designer for LivingSocial in Washington DC - I'm including this to let you know that I'm a professional and gainfully employed. :-)
And I'm always looking for cool places to travel and even cooler places to stay while I'm traveling. When I travel, I'm looking to experience the local culture - even when traveling inside the US. I try not to have too much of a plan and let the trip kind of plan itself.
I think I'm at my best when I travel - it's so much easier to just go with the flow, you know? If I had a motto when traveling, it would have to be "Carpe Diem" - each second is something special when you're someplace new and each second has something to give.