I enjoy hiking, photography, mountain biking, skiing, reading, casual video gaming with friends (I love my Wii!) and I really enjoy traveling. I love animals, and I'm lucky to have a sweet and loving cat named Adelaide to call my own. I'm looking to meet people in my area primarily for meaningful friendship. I'm an introspective, intellectual person, and while you certainly don't have to be, you get major brownie-points if you are.
When it comes to travel...I've always been afflicted with Wanderlust. In August of 2009, I spent two weeks in eastern Europe, visiting primarily Slovakia, but also bits of Hungary, including a day in Budapest, which is an amazing city. I spent a month in France (both Paris and Provence) during the spring of 2006, and it was an amazing experience which will always stick with me. In 1999, I was an exchange student in Skanderborg, Danmark. My first non-family trip abroad was in 1998, when I spent three weeks in The Netherlands at the age of fifteen. I've traveled somewhat extensively in Europe and Mexico, and would love to revisit new parts of Mexico, especially the Yucatan. Every time I've traveled, I've always learned something and had a blast! Other places within Europe I've not yet visited but would very much like to include Spain, Eastern Europe, Ireland, and Scotland.
I really enjoy photography, but don't do it as much as I used to.
I love many varieties of tea and coffee. I have an open mind, and not just when it comes to interacting with similarly-minded liberal types. I enjoy challenging the system. I'm a big-picture person as well as a dreamer, often thinking about how the world could be made to be a better place, and how to get there.