Married. Entrepreneurial. Amanda was born and raised a South Dakota farm girl. Graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Escaped the snow and cows by moving to Phoenix. That's me in a nutshell. Jon is from small town Indiana, in fact it's THE small town that John Cougar Mellencamp sings about in "Small Town." We've each been down in AZ over 10 years, but are Midwest kids at heart.
I am a bit of a domestic fanatic, and do pod-casting with the Quick and Dirty Tips network (the Domestic CEO). I absolutely love to show off my domestic skills by hosting people in our home as well as the places that we manage for others. I have always had dreams of owning a bed and breakfast. AirBNB is my way to do that.
Jon, is an entrepreneur too. He or I both work from home often, so there is usually at least one of us here to answer questions about things to do in the area.
Both of us also responds to requests from guests so you may speak with him as well either in messages or by phone or email if you decide to book with us.
We have 2 dogs: Ringo, an Australian Cattle Dog, and Roxy, a Heinz 57 who got more beauty than brains. Both are friendly, and great with kids.
When we aren't working, we both enjoy working out, camping, mountain biking, travelling, and spending time with friends. We aren't big partiers anymore, and we are a pretty mellow couple, so our house is fairly quiet and drama free. :-)
Amanda's favorite travels to date have been Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and a couple weekends to London. My most embarrassing "lost in translation" moment was when I told my hosts in Ecuador that my legs were sore because I rode a "caballero" for 4 hours. After the shock wore off, they realized I meant "caballo," but it was too late.... If you don't speak Spanish, look up those two words. The difference is small, but significant.
Jon enjoyed visiting parts of Japan that many don't have the privilege to see as well as white-water rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica.
Thanks for reading our long bio. We look forward to meeting you!