Hello everyone! Welcome to Local Guides Connect. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to our community.
As “Introduce Yourself” threads can be lengthy, we start a new one each month and lock past threads. You can check past threads, like November's, to see who recently joined and where they’re from (simply search for "Introduce Yourself"). If you're new, please use this thread to post your “I'm new” or “Hello world” posts. We’ll merge any posts we find elsewhere with this thread to keep things organized.
I’ll kick off the December introductions.
Caption: A photo of Local Guide Christina-NYC taking a photograph with a camera, overlooking a lake and hills in Iceland. (P. Hegarty)
Location: New York, NY
What I love about being a Local Guide: I love helping guide others to explore new places through taking photos. Since joining Local Guides, I’m continually amazed by the passion and dedication of Local Guides, and the positive change they are making in the world around them.
My favorite thing to explore: I have a lot of favorite things to explore and it’s hard to pick only one! When I travel to a new city, I like to photograph my experiences—whether it’s enjoying a tasty dish at a restaurant, documenting the local life in a street scene, or being outdoors capturing nature.
Caption: A photo of Icelandic horses in a field in Iceland. (Local Guide Christina-NYC)
5. Fun fact about me: I love all kinds of music and learned how to play the viola and piano when I was young, and am currently learning to play the guitar. I was raised in a musical family—my siblings and my father each played different instruments and would play together as a string quartet. I didn’t enjoy practicing when I was younger, but now that I’m older I’m very appreciative of my experience learning music, as well as the fun memories of making music with my family.
Caption: A photo of Local Guide Christina-NYC sitting on a sofa and playing a black and white acoustic guitar. (P. Hegarty)