After college and a few year of living in Europe, I landed in Chicago, where I work with an after-school nonprofit.
I was told once that I have the ability to listen to anyone and look like I'm deeply fascinated... to which I replied that that's because in general I am interested in everyone and everything. I'm a man of varied interests and find learning about almost anything to be fairly fascinating. I know that's a fairly broad brush, but its true.
Backpacking and couch surfing taught me the joy of seeing new places through the eyes of locals, and Airbnb seems like an interesting twist on the idea. Giving a home in a new place for a few days, and a front door rather than a hotel lobby to come back to in the evening.