I am both an Airbnb host and frequent traveler/guest. I love our home in Austin, TX, and am passionate about the city. It's hard to beat Austin's outdoor playground, music scene, foodie delights, and local culture. My husband and I have called Austin home since the 1980s and have enjoyed all of its stages of evolution, from funky college town to one of the country's fastest growing (and still funky) high tech hubs. As a host, I consider myself a purveyor of fun, unique, and always local experiences. As a traveler and guest, I look for similar characteristics in other cities - local charm, good restaurants and bars, live music, and all the things that make a town different from the others. I love staying in real neighborhoods to get a good feel for a place and am a low maintenance, highly respectful guest.