My name is Juliet and I am married to Steve. We are both in our late-40s and have two boys ages 14 and 16. We have just returned to Portland from Amsterdam where Steve worked for Nike for three years. We absolutely loved living in the Netherlands and used airbnb extensively all over Europe. We both grew up in the Northeast (of the U.S.) and have lived in Oregon, California, Massachusetts and the Netherlands.
Before we had kids we traveled to Pakistan, Tibet, China and Thailand. Juliet has worked and traveled in several countries in Africa. During our time in Amsterdam we visited over twenty different countries. In the summer of 2011, we drove across the United States.
We really appreciate the opportunity to meet locals and hear their opinions about their state, country, politics, religion, perceptions of the U.S., food and favorite places. We love a good meal! On several occasions we have hosted international students from local universities in our home for weekends and holidays. Four years ago, we hosted an Austrian exchange student for six months.
We are both avid outdoors-people and we love hiking, running, biking, rowing and cross country skiing. We often travel with our bikes and our running shoes and always appreciate recommendations of trails and riding routes. We love a clean room and a quiet night. Thank you so much for hosting - we look forward to meeting you soon!