I grew up in southern California, but I've been living on the California central coast since 1988 where I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It is the perfect place to call home for many of my interests such as photography, hiking, native flora and fauna, roller blading, food (dining in and out), wine, and aviation (I have a private pilot certificate with instrument rating). I'm also very interested in architecture and traveling both domestically and internationally. I thrive on adventure, learning new things, meeting new people and exploring anything that catches my interest. My favorite books to read are historical fiction (I usually read books related to my travel destinations). My favorite trips have been to Kauai, Key West, New Orleans, France (especially Paris), Italy, Barcelona, Istanbul, Egypt and Morocco. One of the best ways I've enjoyed time away from home was by renting a vacation home, and settling in as a temporary local. Based on my experience that's my favorite way to really explore a place! I've enjoyed doing freelance photography for Airbnb since June 2012.