I'm 30 years old, from Los Angeles and just moved back after living in Seattle for 6 years. Before Seattle, I lived in Oakland and Berkeley for 8 years, going to UC Berkeley and teaching. I'm a freelance writer and editor, and I was a teacher for over 10 years. I love reading, mostly fiction, from Salinger to Banana Yoshimoto. I do yoga and modern dance. I'm vegetarian and I like to good, but I also like going out and trying new foods.
The first time I stayed in a guest house was years ago in NYC, and I realized how boring hotels are and how much I hate feeling like a tourist. It is awesome to stay with friends or in guest housing when traveling. I recently met some friends who are Airbnb hosts and the love it, so I'm excited to try it out.