I'm a writer/editor working for an international development organization in Washington, D.C.
I've traveled fairly widely, and lived in Sydney, Australia, for several years. (I became a citizen, so I'm a dual USA/Australian national.)
I travel on short trips for the outdoors (hiking, kayaking), festivals (e.g. New Orleans Jazz Fest) and--if I can manage--a few longer trips. In 2014, I'll be traveling to Spain for the first time.
As a guest, I'm considerate, quiet, and clean up after myself. I don't smoke (and prefer not to stay in places where people smoke inside).
I like wine, pets (mostly cats), cool train trips, mountains, beaches, friendly people, and snorkeling.
I added French and Spanish to my languages, but please note that both are fairly rusty from non-use. I can typically understand some French once I've been listening again for a while.