Hi: I'm a writer and educator based in Santa Barbara, California. I'm also a martial artist, runner, dancer, and Anglophile--I lived for a number of years in England and Scotland, and still miss the hedgerows and pubs and human scale of life (but not the weather). I'm a lifelong traveler, and love discovering the similarities between people from different parts of the world. We're one big family, after all. I've had only positive experiences so far with my Airbnb adventures, and look forward to more.