I consider myself an active traveler, very responsible and treat the homes I rent with care and respect. I have two friendly rescue dogs that sometimes come with. My other core interests are in gardening and garden design. 5 things I can't live without: my two dogs, books, wine, good olive oil and my pillow. Some of my favorite travel destinations: Kauai, Dominica, Positano, Impruneta, Umbria Italy, Provence, Slovenia and Ireland. My all time favorite book is The Time Traveler's Wife. I love to cook and grow my own organic vegetables. I like to leave the places I stay tidy and cleaner than when I found them and always pay close attention to the details. I know how it is to have strangers stay in your home. I like to leave maps and friendly tips for restaurants, bars, gardens, shops for our guests. My husband and I met and lived in Chicago for close to 7 years, I was born and raised there. We rent our condo out in Little Italy and understand how to treat a place with respect.