Aloha! I've lived happily in Hawaii for nearly 20 years. I live on the eastern portion of the Big Island where Kilauea Volcano has been erupting nearly non-stop since the early 80's. I live on something like a farm in the jungle with my wonderful two dogs, three cats and a few chickens. I've worked as a personal chef focusing on health supportive cooking for the past 11 years. I'm a swimmer for fun and fitness, practice yoga and overall lead a pretty healthy lifestyle - with a balance of indulgences. When traveling I'm always interested in seeing a real slice of a place, meeting, eating and seeing an authentic version of what makes that place great, and side-stepping anything touristy. When a host says they have a dog or cat on the property, you may as well have said you have a jacuzzi, nothing makes a place more comfortable to me than having loving critters around. I'm excited to get to know new people and share what I have.