Texan living in Hong Kong who loves to travel and works for the Wall Street Journal.
Mark is about as reliable and trustworthy a person as there is. I lived with Mark for nearly four years when we were roommates in college, so I have personal experience with his character and the way he treats others. Mark and I have also traveled together extensively on three continents, and I have never found him to be anything but an excellent traveler. He researches the destinations he plans to visit, lays out his itinerary ahead of time, and acts responsibly and courteously to those he is traveling with, and those he is renting from. I 100% recommend Mark to airbnb users - either as a person to rent from or rent to - without any reservation whatsoever.
I have known Mark for almost 10 years. Mark is one of the most trustworthy and loyal friends that I know. We have traveled to several locations together, including a road trip in South Dakota. I have seen Mark travel different ways - he can plan an well thought-out trip, or he can go with the flow and find adventures as they come. On our trip to South Dakota, Mark did all the work beforehand to prepare for a successful trip. He took it upon himself to find hotels and map out the important must-sees. When we got there he was able to adapt the plan to meet our spur-of-the-moment ideas. Mark has seen so much of the world but is always looking for a new opportunity or adventures. Some of the best trips I have been on were with him and I would not only recommend him to Airbnb members but look forward to traveling with him again. Inspirational person in general.