I recently retired form the fire service, after 30 years as a woman in very non traditional occupation. Adventurous and athletic, I'm interested in meeting interesting people and seeing new places. I've hosted 2 foreign exchange students for their US high school senior year, and found this to be a very rewarding experience. I have been a long standing member and patron of International youth hosteling. I consider myself very flexible and engaging. I'm in a very long term relationship with a wonderful man, who may be your contact when I am traveling. I have two spectacular off spring, who are both off on their own adventures, and now the large house in beautiful Truckee Ca is pretty empty. I've always wanted to open a hostel to host budget travelers, and now, thanks to airbnb, that might just be possible.