I work as a university educator, forest researcher and editor-in-chief of a journal on sustainability transitions. I'm an Australian but living in the USA, early 60s, married with two adult kids. I travel a lot for work, but don't like hotels-- I prefer more "real" places that feel lived-in-- and meeting the host, even if only briefly, is a plus for me. I like to explore local areas on foot, bike or public transport. I am careful, quiet and responsible as a guest, and leave places clean. I appreciate direct, friendly, informal interactions with hosts. In addition to English I can get by in Espanol and have a little Francais and Bahasa Indonesia.