Raw vegan wellness consultant and food product developer with another very grownup job on the side, I am a fairly seasoned adventurer at this point in my life. Tokyo and Costa Rica are the latest, and South America/more of southeast Asia are probably due a visit next, once I get through the Mendocino coast. I also do sustainability and continuous improvement analyses for global and small enterprises.
When I Host:
Note the dog ☺ and our latest addition, a cat who isn’t clingy but will allow belly-rubbing anytime. Feel free to retreat to your cave or tell me to get lost if I’m in the house, and I’ll go read or plot the world’s progress. Coffee, tea, raw fruit juice, and various alcohols are always around the house. You are welcome to whatever food I have, which is usually pretty plentiful (though obviously vegan). You are also welcome to all the common areas, and I am out of town a fair amount, so you may very well get the whole place. If I’m home and you’re feeling sociable, there is an excellent chance we will end up on the porch or at the dining room table eating or drinking or both, but that's only if you're like that. The guest suite and green room are shared bathroom, but they are otherwise pretty slammin’. The Suite is very private and the Green Room is good for kid romping on the main level.
When I Visit:
Depending on the purpose of a given trip, I am very open to either spending time with my host or going off on my own. Ideally I have some quiet time and yoga in the morning. I don't need caffeine, and Lady the dog is not on a major schedule, though I don't travel with her normally (I would let you know in the inquiry, for sure :)!). She is very friendly and calm past the first exciting 5 minutes she meets you. She is 11yo, 25-30# depending on the day :). She is a herder and will patrol the property as much as you want, but she is short-haired and clean. She is awesome with kids and can quickly adapt to other dogs. She does a bit of chasing of cats, but if your cat is up to the challenge, feel free to bring her/him along. It will not hurt my feelings to have Lady challenged by the stronger species.