Hi! I'm Rachel. I'm a civil engineer. I used to do transportation analysis for projects in the California wine country; now I'm a bridge inspector on the SF Bay Area's toll bridges. We inspect our bridges via rope access / rappelling, boats, simple walking, climbing, scrambling, and what I would call spelunking (instead of descending into caves, we go deep inside steel towers or concrete structures).
I live part-time in San Francisco, CA, and part time in San Antonio, TX. I have Airbnb vacation rentals in both cities.
When I travel, I prefer to "live like a local" and stay in a bona fide neighborhood, in a well-cared for home with history and personality, rather than in a faceless corporate hotel. As an Airbnb host, I bring that enthusiasm toward creating a wonderful space for my guests ... on the outside: in a fab neighborhood, convenient to public transit, bike lanes, walkable to some charming town center ... and on the inside: aesthetically pleasing, clean, modern, comfortable and practical in every way.
About me personally ... I'm into dancing, music, reading, knitting, art, interior design, vegan food, nutrition, rock climbing, languages, hiking and camping, riding bikes, stretching, and running outdoors (not on a treadmill). I apologize, but I don't watch TV or read any magazines or newspapers. I learn about "what's happening out there" via the radio (NPR), the books I read, the people I talk to, and of course: the internet. :)