I have been the Executive Director of of two different DV shelters - 10 years in a rural setting and ten years in an urban setting. I am a therapist by training and an administrator by accident. I have worked on the Navajo Reservation three different times in my life and loved it. I speak enough Navajo to make a fool of my self on occasion. I am an avid reader, love to garden and delight in making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles and marmalade! I enjoy cooking and trying new foods. I had haggis in Scotland and I assure you its generally vile reputation is NOT deserved. It is actually quite tasty. The octopus in Barcelona got a "no thank you bite".
We (my son and his family and my husband and I) use airbnb when we travel instead of hotels. We are clean, tidy and treat our "host" home as we would want people to treat our homes. I am a traveller - not a tourist. I grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico. I know firsthand how ugly that can be.