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Raphael

Hey, I’m Raphael!

Oneonta, New York, United States · Member since June 2013
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My wife and I are based in Oneonta, NY, in the Catskill Mountains of NY State. I have been working for the last 35+ years as a free-lance editor/AV tech/designer, along with many side trips into the worlds of Natural Products, Awareness and Spiritual Awakening. My wife has had a career running various Not-For-Profit organizations, in the fields of Arts, Culture and Sports.

We have 3 daughters, the youngest, Michelle, is a Junior at Rochester Institute of Technology, school of Imaging Arts. Our middle daughter, Rachel, is a 2013 Graduate of SUNY Oneonta, and our eldest, Sara, lives and works in NYC in the financial sector.

We are beginning the next phase of our life, no longer sandwiched between elderly parents (both of my wife's parents passed away in early 2012) and young children, as "Full-Lifers" (we don't like the term "Empty Nesters", since our lives and nest are always full of people and pets).

We started staying at airbnb properties summer of 2013, and have become huge fans. We love meeting and sharing stories with our hosts. We also really love getting to know the neighborhood as only locals can know.

In 2013-14 we stayed at airbnb properties in Sedona, Grand Canyon, Cape Cod, Boston, Indianapolis and Rochester. We are looking to double that list in the next couple of years.