I am a writer living in Austin, Tx. I grew up in New England and loved the long snowy winters, but wanderlust got the better of me and I moved to Austin in 2005. I've also lived in San Francisco, and briefly in Salamanca, Spain. Here in Austin, my husband and I like to go dancing, enjoy the live music scene, and relax at the many swimming holes in and around the city.
When I travel, my goal is to live like a local and be respectful and appreciative of the town or city I'm visiting. My favorite way to decide what to do and see is to simply ask the people who live there -- your recommendations are welcomed! There's nothing I value more than walking to a cafe or bakery or town square, and observing what makes a place near and dear to the people who live there. I always try to stay in a central place that reflects the character of the city or town where I'm visiting.
To airBNB hosts: I will treat your place with the utmost care and respect. I truly appreciate you opening it to me so that it can be my home for a few days.