I'm currently getting my MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Stony Brook Southampton. My specialty? Writing to make people laugh. Sometimes I'm good at it. Other times, I fail spectacularly, and that makes me laugh at myself.
I love Airbnb. I've used it abroad and met some truly wonderful people, and stayed in some truly wonderful places (Antwerp, Rome, Florence, Salerno, and Dublin were my Airbnb locations in Europe). I loved learning from our hosts and really getting a feel for what it's like living somewhere, as opposed to visiting.
As a traveler, my favorite question to ask people is: where is YOUR favorite place to eat? And then, of course, chowing down there. But more importantly, I like to leave the host with a little gift as a token of my thanks. You've shared your space, let me share something with you, as well!