I am from Portland, Oregon. I'm a bicycle wheel builder and outdoor lover and Alex (who sometimes is with me--he's my man-slice or fiancé) is an active hiker and cyclist! We love being social but love our alone time too. We prefer staying with people who will gladly give us insider information. We've done some (website hidden) and lots of hostels and think Air B n B is a great way to meet people and stay in a homier place!