I'm based in California where I work for an environmental non-profit, but love traveling. I see Air B'n'B as a prime example of the Internet at it's finest: an easy way to connect people, save money, and have more authentic experiences in the world.
As a host, I want to share the comforts of my home and community with my guests -- and try to provide both privacy and support.
As a traveler/guest, I try to open myself up to the experiences and lessons that come with slow-travel, and love to get tips and advice from the locals wherever I go. I tend to be clean, flexible, and respectful.