I work as an EMT for the City of San Francisco. Every 2-3 months I try and take a couple weeks off from work to travel the world. Airbnb allows me to hosts guests while I travel, which essentially pays for the entire 2-3 weeks of travelling. I am in a partnership with my friend/neighbor Penny who checks in/out guests and cleans the studio while I am away. Without Airbnb I would have never had the opportunity to travel to the places I have been over the past year. When I am back living and working in San Francisco I host guests as a means to save money for graduate school. I have enjoyed hosting guests from all over the World and staying with fellow hosts during my travels. To date, Airbnb has has allowed me to travel to Israel, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, and volunteer in a medical trip to Kenya.