I absolutely love food (and drink!). For me, eating and drinking are two of life's greatest pleasures. A well-prepared meal can exceed most anything else life has to offer. With that, I love to cook. I also bake bread, brew beer (and I work for a brewery), and roast coffee.
I also love to travel. There are three trips that stand out...A recent trip to Scotland for two weeks, a trip to New Mexico for my mom's 60th birthday, and a trip to Italy with my girlfriend. All phenomenal trips and all wonderful places.
As a guest, I am very respectful of other people's space. In that sense, I am careful with how things are used and cared for during my stays in other people's homes and I do my very best to make sure everything looks as good or better than when I arrived.
As a traveler, I usually plan on the fly, doing the activities that excite me most and make the most sense in the moment. I've never been one for planning much in advance.