I enjoy travel, gardening, art, lots of music. I'm easy going and curious about the world and other people. I grew up on a farm in Colorado with stints in Egypt and Colombia as a youngster, in D.C., NY, and Vienna as an adult, and then back to Colorado. I've had good work experiences, good travels, good friends, and good family in my life. I work as a freelance editor and translator, so have times when I work like crazy and times when I don't. Every now and then I get to take a dream trip... last year it was to Swaziland and South Africa with friends. As a guest, I'd say I'm very considerate of other people and appreciate the same in return (who doesn't?). As far as traveling style, I seem to be happiest when I decide to seek something out that's off the main tourist route. My least favorite thing about traveling is wasting time looking for a place to stay!
I have just discovered Airbnb and its seems like a great idea. It seems there are some special people out there who are willing to be hosts, which takes a special kind of trust and generosity of (website hidden) would be an honor to meet some of these people in the future, and pay it forward, when possible.