I work at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson and I'm currently a nontraditional graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University where I'm working on my MA in history. In my "free" time I teach EFL through a local immigrant organization. I'm originally from New England, where I earned my BA from Smith College. When traveling, I'm especially drawn to museums and historic sites and anything to do with film and television, and I love to take in live jazz and just generally follow the local routine. I've traveled a lot domestically, with my favorite trip being my drive across Route 66. My first Airbnb stay was in New York City in 2011 while I was doing research for my thesis. I loved that fact that I stayed in a comfortable home-away-from-home and saved a great deal of money at the same time. I have since used it in L.A. and again in N.Y. and have had nothing but positive experiences. I am divorced and have come to embrace traveling alone because my friends are rarely ever available to accompany me. I'd rather go it solo than let opportunities pass me by!