...but you can call me Sam. I live and work in Upstate, NY in the Finger Lakes where I teach American Sign Language at a private, liberal arts college and interpret for the deaf. My background is in linguistics, and I love learning different languages - spoken or signed. I also dabble in translation from German. In the summer months, I work in the local Finger Lakes wine industry.
I'm a fairly experienced and independent traveler. I won't likely stay around your place much while I'm in town (unless the weather is exceptionally bad). Generally, I just need a safe place to land, sleep, shower, and keep my things secure. I am always glad to meet new people (you!) and chat if you're around. I've met some amazing and interesting people through Airbnb!
Sometimes, I travel with my partner, Matthew, who is a high school music teacher. I'll note that in my booking if that is the case on a particular trip. We have been together for nearly eight years now and have two cats. I love animals and am very glad to get acquainted with my hosts' pets if they are around. It helps me miss mine a little less while I'm away.
If there's anything else you'd like to know about me/us, please feel free to ask.
*I'm a non-smoker and prefer to book at non-smoking locations. Thanks!