I'm a biologist in academic research by day and musician at night.
I also volunteer at the Zoo doing behavioral research on the Giant Pandas.
Somehow i manage to find time to play soccer in a league and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling or hiking the nearby mountains.
I'm a big fan of craft beers and enjoy taking advantage of San Diego's numerous breweries. I also try to make it up to the vineyards each harvest and frequent farmer's markets. I'm much more a person who appreciates the local businesses of my neighbors rather than the corporate chains.
I've really enjoyed having travelers stay at my home (hosting since July 2011). Thanks to Airbnb, I've met a lot of wonderful people and made some great friends, whom I keep in touch with and visit.
I began using this site as a way to give back, by offering a low cost, safe and friendly travel option.
It reminded me of how my ancestors would open their doors to family and friends during their travels. That is my goal for your visit: to feel welcomed as a long-lost friend or distant family member, rather than a random stranger passing through (as you get in hotels). I'm not really a host. I want you to feel like this is your home too.
As the old saying goes... "I'm not only a member, but also a client"
I do the majority of my travel, staying at airbnb locations.
Hope to see you soon.