I grew up in Boston (no accent), and have always lived in cities (Philly, DC, Prague). I don’t have a car (but have a license), and prefer it that way. Driving and parking in this city stresses me out. I am a big fan of bike share.
While I love urban living, I also like to get out of the city and do outdoorsy activities. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have explored the surrounding DC area enough (perhaps because I don’t have a car?) So, going on hikes, bike rides, ski trips, camping, winery tours etc. are all things I would like to make more a part of my DC life. As a New England gal, I love to be near the water -- the salty ocean air, fresh seafood and going to the beach.
I like to stay active – for the mind and the body. I do a lot of yoga and like to run. I try to sign up for a few road races and at least one half marathon every year. I ran the DC half marathon in March, but don't have my next race picked out yet.
I have a bad case of wanderlust and am always looking to plan my next adventure. I’ve done most of my traveling around most of the EU (France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal), but I've also traveled to Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, UAE, Jordan and Turkey. My most recent trip was a cycle trip along Croatia's Dalmatian cost, which was fantastic!
I really enjoy food and will try pretty much anything once. But, I have been finding myself to be more and more of a vegetarian (+ seafood, + bacon, + a burger every now and then... so, not a very strict one.) I enjoy cooking, and am fairly good at it - I just don’t do it enough.
I don't really follow professional sports, but I am always up for going to a game (hockey, basketball, baseball). I wouldn't want watching sports (or a lot of tv) to be a huge part of relationship, though I do occasionally find myself binging on a Netflix from time to time.