Hello friends and fellow travelers,
My name is Ariel Figueroa. I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and have lived there most of my life until recently moving to Harlem. I am an elementary school teacher, a yoga instructor and an avid traveler. After traveling all over the world, and living overseas for a while in Spain and South America, I have settled down in the historic neighborhood of Harlem in Upper Manhattan, in the city of my birth.
When not working, you will most likely find me cooking with friends, scouting outdoor music and dance events, sunbathing in the beautiful parks of NY, and doing and teaching yoga around the city. I maintain a healthy lifestyle with my diet and exercise, but also love to let loose and I can throw a world class dance party.
Since I was a teenager I have been embarking on adventures all over the world and have stayed from huts in the Amazon, to hostels in Argentina to 5 star hotels in Amsterdam. Traveling has always been one of the greatest joys in my life and I have long been wanting to share this with others. I think I have always been a host by nature. My home has always been the center of my social and family circles. From family gatherings to dinner parties to friends coming in from out of town, I take great pleasure in creating spaces of comfort and homeyness and look forward to sharing that with you.