I'm a very friendly, outgoing person-and I typically am a font of information when it comes to local eateries and entertainment. I LOVE to travel, and one of my favorite things about airbnb is that it can bring the travel to you, in a sense. I get to meet new people with so many different stories, and it's really incredible.
I've traveled all over, and even lived in Italy for a while. France, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland-I've got some stories. For now, I'm trying to save my money and travel a little closer to home, though I've made it to quite a few corners of the domestic U S of A, don't worry. So I've got a few stories myself, but I'm most interested in yours. :)
A few things I couldn't live without are houseslippers, a book, chapstick...that's probably it. I love staying in airbnb when I travel, and have even couchsurfed a time or two. For me, travel is all about the local people, and airbnb gets me in touch with them from the start. Local dives, local hangouts, that's what I'm looking for when I go somewhere new, and if I could go on a really long walk when I get there, all the better. I like to get a little lost and find my way back-you stumble across some of the best things when you get lost, sometimes. As a host, it really depends on you and what you're looking for, sometimes you just need a place to stay, and I get that. But if you'd like to swap stories, I'm all for that. I'm normally pretty active, so I may not be here as much if you're using the guest room (if you've got the whole house I won't be here at all-off to travel somewhere new, most likely), and I normally work during the day anyway. I like to try to locate something local going on around here and pass that along to you, just in case.
I bought my house in January 2010, and it's been a journey! I did a lot of major renovation right off the bat, and it was a blast, let me tell you. I've done lots of little things since then and I love how airbnb helps me do that-I typically use the proceeds to make further improvements. What benefits me also benefits you airbnbers.
"So, what do you do?" Well, I just started grad school at MSU here in counseling, but don't worry, I won't practice on you. In addition to that I work at the family business on the website and online marketing, as well as a slew of other things, whatever we come up with, really.
I love being involved in the community and my main current passion lies with Downtown Wichita Falls Development, of which I'm Treasurer. Our goal is stimulation and preservation, and we put on several events during the year to help meet that goal and bring the community together, including St. Patrick's Day Downtown Street Festival (March), Cajun Fest (April), Zombie 5k (October) and the City Lights Parade (November).
Look forward to talking to you soon!