Hi AirBNB people!
I'm a down-to-earth easy-going native Californian, born in SF, grew up in Santa Rosa, grad of UC Davis (GO AGGIES!), and have been living in Leucadia, in northern San Diego County since 1983 - when I came down here for my first real job!
And though I live in a great part of the country, I love to travel! I just got back from a month in Guatemala. It's my 3rd or 4th time down there (it's awesome!) and have some really great friends in Antigua now too.
One of the most fun things for me is to travel and explore. I got that travel-bug early from my Dad who always took us up to the Sierras (usually White Wolf or Toulumne Meadows) as well as driving us TWICE across the country to visit our back-east relatives.
I think travel tends to wear off your rough edges and makes you more accepting of when things don't go "according to plan". I've had some fun adventures when that's happened! Recently, while in Guatemala, my friends Bob and Megan and I wanted to go to Lake Atitlan, but the main road washed out. So we took the detour and ended up at this cliff-top restaurant. It was literally on a huge cliff! But the food was amazing and the proprietors came and sat with us and we had such a good time. Almost as much fun as when we left the window open in our hotel room at Lake Atitlan and in the middle of the night we woke up to find doznes of fire flies in our room blinking on and off.
And I guess if I have a life motto, it'd be: go for it.