I am a native Californian currently working at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I like getting outside, playing games of various sorts, reading, and, additionally, putting off the planning of vacations... which I'm trying to remedy!
My first trip taken through Airbnb took me to England and Ireland, rising on inspiration I felt from poets such as W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Particularly, my goal was to visit a place called Flaggy Shore in Country Clare of Ireland, which was mentioned in Seamus Heaney's poem "Postscript." By renting a car, I was able to successfully reach Flaggy Shore, and enjoyed the rest of the trip a lot as well, visiting London taking the train + ferry across to Dublin, and discovering other spots in the Irish countryside. I stayed with four different hosts on this trip -- which felt quite significant for my first time ever using Airbnb -- and had a very positive experience each time. I am looking forwarding to making more journeys of this kind!