I am a semi-retired professional now exploring the world of art as a reborn artist. I recently returned from seven months of travel abroad, including two months studying art in Florence, Italy and living in an Airbnb apartment. I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences and stays with the many Airbnb hosts I met along the way during that travel. Staying in homes with new found friends and families enriched my travel and knowledge in a way that couldn't have been done had I simply chosen to stay in a local hotel or resort. I love getting to know other travelers and love to share my passions for travel, art, flying, sports among many other interests. The desert southwest that I grew up in and have called home now for many years is unique and beautiful in ways often lost on the casual traveler to our region. I enjoy acting as a host and a guide to its many wonders.