I love to travel and to experience difference cultures especially by visiting places I have never been to before. I try not to do the same place twice... though I must admit I've been back to Costa Rica several times. I love the weather, landscape and the people there. Life is much simpler in CR and the people enjoy it.
When I travel, I prefer to either go with/visit someone from that country (who speaks the language) and stay with them... and get to experience life as a local, and not as a tourist. This is my favorite thing. Then I can eat the foods, meet the people, and see how they really live.
My most recent trip was to Taiwan in July 2014 for two weeks with friends. (One of which was born in Taipei.)
I'm both a Systems Analyst for a non-profit and an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter for the Deaf. I've lived in Austin for about 19 years. I just moved to Houston in 2012 for a job, (where I got a chance to use AirBnB a few times myself while looking for a place to live).
Motto: "You only live once... but if you work it right, once is enough." So, live life to it's fullest and experience as much as you can.