I'm Mandi, a 25-year-old journalist from New York City (I grew up in Georgia). When I'm not writing during the day, I love exploring NYC by bicycle and blogging about the biking community in the city. I live in a lovely part of Astoria, Queens where there are tons of different cultural influences, including Greek, Brazilian, Mexican, Spanish, Southeast Asian....the list goes on! I think I was so drawn to this part of the city because it feels as if I'm traveling every day.
I'm new to Air BNB, but I've been an avid user and host on Couch Surfer for about four years. I've hosted about six times in the last year and I'm thrilled to get the chance to turn back into the traveler now!
I love to engage with hosts, but I'm perfectly independent and willing to explore on my own. I know first-hand what it's like to be a host welcoming strangers into your home, so expect me to be as courteous to you as I hope my guests are to me.