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Ashton And Gabe

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Portland, Oregon, United States · Member since January 2012
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We are a couple of recently married late 20-somethings living in Portland, OR. I am a recent graduate from Portland State University (with an Anthropology major and a film minor, oddly enough) and I am currently floating around, enjoying my lack of responsibilities, and trying to figure out my next step. My husband, Gabe, is a musician with a solo indie-pop project and an aspiring film composer.

We can both be quite the homebodies but enjoy a good adventure. In August 2011, we went on our first trip together: we bought a car and took a month long cross country roadtrip. We slept in the car, at hotels and crashed on the couches with family and friends along the way. The following August we tackled a very small portion of Europe (Paris, Venice, Tuscany, and Rome) using Airbnb for the first time and for all of our destinations - we had very pleasant experiences at each stop and were immediate converts! The next August (I think we are seeing a trend here!), we took another cross country road trip, this time for 6 weeks, scouting out places we may eventually like to live when we move away from the Northwest. Again, Airbnb proved to be such a wonderful resource for us! We also got engaged while in one of our favorite cities, New Orleans! :D As for our most recent August adventure, we got married!

While traveling, we enjoy a mix of seeing the sights and taking it easy. Sometimes we'll go out all day and wander the city, take tours, what-have-you, and other times we might need to stay in and enjoy some relaxation time. We've been known to be quite and keep to ourselves but we also really love to get to know our hosts if they want to sit down and chat or even come out and about with us! We try to just go with the flow!

In our spare time we like to watch movies of all genres - whether at the theater or while cuddling up at home, we watch A LOT of movies. We also try to read fairly often. Gabe prefers to read non-fiction (philosophy, religion, and neuroscience are hot topics for him), science fiction and satire, while I'll read just about any book that piques my interest or has been recommended to me - I tend to stick to fiction and try to catch up on the classics I've never read. I also enjoy comics once in a while, but I mostly stick to Batman. And we both enjoy playing video games! We're just a couple o' dorks! Our favorite thing to do though, is to travel...and eat fabulous food along the way! :D