I live and work in Austin, Texas. I adore travel, and am most happy visiting new places and meeting the interesting people unique to each locale. I most particularly love trying new food in each place I visit--nothing too crazy or dangerous, but plenty that I've never heard of or seen before!
I have stayed in everything from $5 dorm hostels in Panama to 150 year-old B&Bs in England to five-star hotels across the United States, and have enjoyed the experiences in all of them (although for very different reasons!).
This is my philosophy for travel: wherever I find myself, with whatever accommodation and in whatever condition, enjoy the privilege of being a guest in a foreign place, and never take it for granted.