I am a 58 years young environmental activist that lives outside of Portland, Or with my nurse husband (born and raised in New Orleans) and two dogs. The five things that I can't live without are coffee, books, the internet, a good night's sleep and music. My husband and I like to travel anywhere. Our style of traveling is to usually be like the locals. We will hit some of the tourist spots but a good antique or junk store could keep us entertained, a public park or beach to stroll in or a great hole in the wall restaurant. We like to use our accommodations to just relax and kick back as well as being a pied'terre. Having a kitchen is an asset because we like to cook our own food. We have been staying at Airbnb for a few years now. You can expect us to respect your house as if it was my own. The best host is one that responds quickly, is available in an emergency and one that respects our space.