I am a retired professor of child development whose specialty was individual differences in development of the ability to read. I lived in Seattle and in Iowa City before moving to Portland to be near family. When my rental space is not available, it could be because my children and grandchildren are using it. I enjoy hiking and visiting all of the beautiful places around Oregon and Washington.
I am new to being an Airbnb host but have a cousin in Somerville, MA who has had great experiences with interesting guests. I stayed once at an Airbnb in Cambridge when attending that cousin's wedding party, but I most often have stayed at BnB's and small hotels. I have traveled to a number of countries, including Australia, Vietnam, and Italy. During my teaching years, I enjoyed working with graduate students from around the world.