I like going to museums, reading books about history, watching science-y or history related shows on NatGeo, PBS or other channels. I'm always listening to npr or to my Pandora music stations. Fortunately, I've been able to do a lot of traveling and have been abroad several times. And of course being a Wisconsinite, I'm a big Brewers and Packers fan.
I lived in Jordan for 6 months in 2012 to study Arabic, which I started doing five years ago. My arabic isn't that great but my time in Jordan was an awesome experience and also really challenging at times. I was able to do some traveling in the region when I was there and that was awesome. :) A highlight was climbing up inside the Great Pyramid in Cairo.
I focused on the Middle East in grad school (I got my master's degree in international studies) and and want to continue studying the region in the future. I constantly am online reading articles about it as well as about foreign affairs and current events.