I'm an 'early' retired teacher who left the Bay Area to practice what I preached: living more sustainably, minimizing my carbon footprint. That sent me to the Southern Willamette Valley of Oregon. However, I still have an incredible traveling itch that has been put off far too long - I'm in a conundrum. This draws me to Airbandb and those who subscribe to sharing (not exploiting) the joys of this beautiful planet. Thinking about adventures and learning about and from interesting folk along my travels gets me all fired up.
At home on four acres (2 of which are fruit and nut trees), I tend a year-round kitchen garden, a flock of hens for their eggs and meat (yep-I do my own slaughtering and butchering), and process a substantial amount of our own food. A foodie and food advocate-I am actively (at times 'overly') involved in building a secure food system in our community and surrounds.
Home is where the heart is.
I am quick to laugh, enjoy witty conversations, and intrigued by people and cultures. Historical fiction is my favored genre of books, and I view films to escape or transport myself to another period in time or setting.
I would strongly recommend any traveler to get to Istanbul before it is ravaged by earthquakes. Historic cultural diversity has built some astounding sites by the friendliest people I've met in my travels, and I've come across some pretty warm and sincere folk!
Life motto? Be kind in all you do.