I live in San Francisco (have since 1994) and just LOVE it!! Currently working for a start-up company in Product Management. I love to travel, cook meals at home for friends and spend time with dogs (mine or others!!).
Some of my favorite places to travel abroad: Mexico, Spain, London and Paris.
Favorite places to travel in CA: Tahoe, Napa, Sonoma - and have recently enjoyed exploring the coast - headed north.
When I travel I enjoy staying in apts/flats/lofts because of the neighborhood location options and ability to make yourself at home and settle in just like a local.
Regarding the properties I manage - it's important that guests are comfortable and feel like they are at home. I do everything I can to make it easy for my guests to relax, feel comfortable so they can enjoy their stay while visiting. I also try to make sure they know what's going on locally - giving them an opportunity to check-out events and other local activities happening at that time.
I decorate, furnish and take care of the flats I rent as if I lived in them myself (I actually have!!). It's important to me that they are well-equipped with items someone would have at home (or @ least have wanted to have at home).
I've grown accustomed to a few things (some embarrassing to admit):
- Flight 001 Products!!! If you haven't tried them - DO IT!! You won't regret it
- Pillows - all different types! (only at home - don't need to travel with them!)
I travel often - and I know what I like when it comes to spending the night somewhere. It doesn't have to be big/spacious (although that can be nice!). What's more important - is the attention to detail. If staying at another Airbnb property - I pay attention to the details for different reasons:
1. I can always learn something - each time I travel
Learning new things works both ways - meaning you may learn to repeat it - because it had a positive impact on you. OR - you may learn that something specific doesn't work for you - and you remember not to do it again.
2. Stop - look around - and take it all in
I need to occasionally remind myself to stop, be patient - and try and enjoy the present - the current - the moment. It's only then - do you really absorb what is surrounding you - allowing yourself the chance to take it in - taste/feel it - and then release it back into the word - to repeat the process again...