I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and I think people from there just seem a little nicer. It makes me wonder if there's just something about growing up recycling and knowing what the milky way really looks like.
These days I live in San Francisco, and I love stumbling across street art and reveling in the sunshine of our precious Mission microclimate. I love all the people here who create and craft with care and passion. Witnessing that and participating in it is a gift. That might sound over-the-top, but it's how I feel.
When staying in other people's homes on Airbnb, I treat it how I'd like my home to be treated - with respect and appreciation.