American wife, Italian husband, and 2 young daughters. We enjoy traveling off the beaten path and experiencing life with all 5 senses. We appreciate culture, nature, and history. I am an avid Paulo Coehlo fan and everytime I travel I take one of his books with me. Having us as guests: I am insistent on leaving a place as clean or cleaner than we found it. I respect people's time and understand they have other things going on in their lives and do our best to keep hosts updated of arrival times or any changes. I really enjoy using Airbnb for lodging when we travel, because at the end of the day it feels like going home.