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Ohio University, Miami University, University of Tunis, Tunisia
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English, Français, العربية
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Perrysburg, Ohio, United States · Member since April 2011
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My passion for international travel began during a study abroad (SA) experience in London during the summer of 1988. Thereafter, my friend, another woman student in the SA program, and I travelled throughout Europe and took the most amazing trip from Athens to Cairo.

I returned to North Africa during the 1993-94 academic year, then lived in London (Kensington Olympia to be exact) for nearly 8 years. While there I rented a room to students and, after returning to the US, kept my flat and rented it to young professionals and graduate students from New Zealand, China, Russia, and the US and UK since 2001.

In our US college town, my spouse, Scott Martin, and I have provided homes for students, faculty, and community members from the US, Russia, Romania, Lithuania, and Spain. We specialize in helping people with the logistical and, sometimes, cultural and emotional challenges, discoveries, and joys of national and international relocation.

Our four children (two of whom were born Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London -- where the Royal Baby was born this year) and we have traveled extensively and, thus, have been really happy to have discovered Airbnb in its earliest days and delighted to be a part of this community since!