Gday! I'm an super easy going but quietly focused 38 year old from Byron Bay NSW Australia on AirBnB to find some better accom options than one can find on standard "boring" bookign sites....
A little about me...
I moved to Byron from Sydney years ago to study double degrees in Business and Marketing at the nearby University of New England. The plan was always to return to Sydney, put on a suit and join the corporate ladder but once id finsihed Id got hooked on surfing, fallen in love with the Far North Coast and couldn't leave! I mean why would you, Byron is a great place to live, work and raise a family. The world comes here for holidays and for us its everyday life... :)
I love the surfing, soccer, good food, good friends and good times!
I am super lucky to have the most beautiful, thoughtful and caring fiancé and a wonderful cheeky gorgeous 9 (going on 14!) year old daughter.
After working in the standard restaurant, clubs in Byron for a number of years through Uni like most young people do in holiday towns, I ended up starting a surf school with a mate at the time whos parents owned Aquarius, a local backpackers, well that sure was fun, lifestyle was great, pushing girls onto waves :) and getting paid for it...
believe it or not in the end it still got boring...going through exact same thing every day and I was well aware i wasn't really using my studies... so I started a small ad agency out of my garage, two streets from the beach, working with local clients on branding, print design and tv ad production.
10+ years later I now work with my fiancé my best friend, and some other great people in one of best spots in Australia....and still don't wear a suit thank goodness!
these days we specialise mainly in internet retail, designing, developing and marketing online stores with our custom storefront platform and have a growing client list of 150+...
so yep could say Im living the dream but I could do with more holidays! hence why im on AirBnB, 2012 resolution is to take more time off! Anyone who has started and runs their own business im sure can relate, always so much to do! But now the business is running Im coming up for air and keen to step back and enjoy some of the finer things in life, like travel!
Seeing i work online, i use the web a LOT. Ive found AirBnB consistently has a better selection than most of the largest booking sites, and the personal connections have made it a far more enjoyable and personal experience so far.
Looking forward to taking many trips and staying with many airbnb'ers!
anyway ... so much for a "short description of yourself" --> lucky i can type 80 wpm :)
enjoy the journey!