I manage just a few properties for friends in the area, and really enjoy working with people as they plan their vacation. I'm always available for information or if something is not working as it should. I think working with an individual is so different than working with a rental agency -- I try my best to get to know each vacationer and their needs.
In my spare time, I write, read, watch baseball and movies. I travel when I can, but that's not as often as I wish it could be.
I try to be a subtle traveler, hoping to catch a glimpse, however brief, of what it's like to live in that region or country. I prefer to be outside of the busiest areas of a city, and likewise, the property we rent out to travelers is outside of the crowded areas -- still close enough to enjoy those spots, but out of the way enough to not feel like you're part of the rigamarole.
My aim in traveling, and in hosting, is to make sure a relaxing and fun time is always had. It may not be perfect every time, but it can still be fun. I just want to walk away with stories to tell.