We're Val and John, and we live in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and love to travel. We're empty nesters and decided we'd love to share our extra space with the kind of interesting people who think airbnb is a great way to travel. We know how much more we get out of travel when we stay with someone who really knows the area instead of in a hotel. (That's us in Puerto Vallarta, where we stayed with John's college roomie & partner and had one of the best vacations ever because we were staying with locals.) We're lifelong residents of this area and happy to give you recommendations for what to see and do and where to eat and shop.
As guests we're pretty easy, except for one thing: I (Val) am an early riser and often wake up at 4am and want to read and drink coffee until the rest of the house is awake. But I'll tiptoe around! I love writing and talking about food and food issues, visiting local farmers' markets and unique restaurants wherever I travel, and cooking. I'm happy to cook for you or with you whether you're my guest or my host!
John's an attorney for A Major Consumer Products Company here in Cincinnati. He loves craft beer, politics, and reading non-fiction. We have two college-age kids, one at Muskingum University (in New Concord OH) and one at Colorado College (in Colorado Springs.)
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