I am a married middle-age professional living in Portland, OR. Other than my wonderful wife, Mana, work is most of my life, which I do so that I can travel. I lived in Costa Rica for one year after undergraduate school - one of the best years of my life, easily - and since then it has been my goal to find a way to work abroad for a year or even longer. I prefer long-term stays to the type of travel where you rush from one place to another. I have hosted numerous people from couchsurfing and I'd like to experience it from other side. AirBnB is not couchsurfing, but there seems to be a similar vibe.