I'm half British, half Dutch and have lived in the states for 2 years now. I work at Harvard as a researcher in biology. I am very responsible about staying at someone else's place and am considerate about noise. I enjoy going to a lot of music shows and that is the main reason for most of my trips, as well as seeing more places in the States. I am a big fan of this website and find it to be a great way to stay in extraordinary places that are more representative of a city than generic hotels.