I am a California native. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I now live in Northern California and work as an architect.
Some of my passions are architecture, history, and cultural anthropology. Combine all three and its even better. I love to travel so that I can experience all three of those things interacting in many different societies and across centuries.
I love living like a local when I travel. I avoid guided tours like the plague. I'd much rather pick one or two things to go see each day, and enjoy everything that gets in my way as I try to reach my destination. I enjoy the history of everything much more than the fame of it.
As a guest, I'd like to think I'm very respectful at treat your home as my own. I enjoy getting to know my hosts, and what their recommendations are in the area. I am still in occasional contact with my host from when I stayed in Florence.
My favorite places I have been: San Diego (California, USA), Miami (Florida, USA), Rome (Italy), Siena (Italy), Granada (Spain).
Places I have lived: San Jose (CA), San Luis Obispo (CA), San Francisco (CA), Rome (Italy), Sacramento (CA)