We are happily married and love to travel. We have had many good experiences hosting people and traveling through couchsurfing since the winter of 2008 and we are trying Airbnb in order to have another option for accommodations when we travel.
We live in Silver Spring, MD (just outside of Washington, DC) and enjoy bicycling, tending our garden, playing tennis and ping pong, tai chi, and attending cultural events. We are active in the Washington Mindfulness Community, a Buddhist meditation group that follows the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village Monastery.
Nick is originally from Taiwan and loves to share his native culture. Nicolle is originally from the US and loves to learn about other cultures - by talking with other people and reading. You can view a list of her favorite books by going to "amazon listmania" and searching for "travel books and others that I love" (the list title).
We believe that websites like this bring people together, spread goodwill, and broaden worldviews.