I'm originally from the Bay Area - Marin to be exact - and it's pretty much my favorite place in the whole world. My dad was a park ranger, so I grew up wandering the foothills and beaches pretty regularly. My perfect afternoon is still wandering outside on trails around my parents' house when I go home for a visit.
Since finishing college back in 2002, I've spent the last 11+ years now having a pretty amazing set of adventures including three different careers (engineering, international relations, and now consulting), two different grad school experiences (neuroscience and business), and a whole lot of traveling (3 months in Europe, 3 months in South America, and 10+ months in Asia and Africa). Needless to say, I can safely say I've discovered that I love to wander, experience, and learn as much as I can about this life we get to lead and this world we get to spend it on, and I'd love to find a woman who has a similar outlook on life and desire to wring it for all it's worth.
If you're interested in swapping some stories over coffee, a beer, or a hike, then I'd love to hear from you.
3. Lots & lots of books