A native Chicagoan, I studied abroad while in college and have been traveling ever since. For adventures I'd visit hostels and friends' couches, and for a few years I was on the road for work, experiencing the repetitiveness of the hotel scene. I discovered Airbnb in 2011, and am now a dedicated advocate - and better yet, part of the Airbnb team.
• I'm a huge fan of the US National Park Service and am a "passport" holder; I am also a real passport holder. One (but preferably both) needs to be stamped a couple of times a year at the least.
• I was taught to leave places cleaner than I found them, so I might scrub your counters.
• If you have a piano you'll let me use, we should play some music together.
I'm happy to answer any questions you have for me.