I am originally from the west coast (los angeles and ventura county). Currently living on the east in NYC.
I had the lease on an amazing apartment in Venice Beach, CA for 5 years right near the ocean and rented it out MANY times to roommates on month-month basis. I know all about the experience of opening your home to someone and the trust & respect that is involved. I did this via (website hidden) before Airbnb came out , and now I am switching since this seems more secure.
5 things I love are film & tv, travel, scuba diving, flying, and my friends & family.
Travel opens up my soul and always puts a smile on my face. I prefer the experience of staying with locals.