I am a student at Claremont McKenna College majoring in literature. My two biggest passions in life are poetry and capoeira. I enjoy traveling. I think that it is probably one of the best ways to learn both about oneself and the world.
I typically want a host that has a kitchen and that lives in a location near to what I want to see. I appreciate a clean environment. Pointers are always welcome, although of course not a necessity. It's always great seeing things from a local's point of view.
Although it sounds a bit cheesy, I'm a big believer in doing as you would like done unto yourself.