Originally from the U.S. (Kansas and Minnesota), I now live in Sweden. I have always had an urge for traveling, especially to happen upon the tiny differences of everyday life around the world.
It is thanks to a trip Down Under that I now live in Sweden, because while in New Zealand, I met a Swede who was also on vacation. Two other important trips of my life were two summer vacations in the Philippines where my mom is from and where I learned about that side of my heritage.
I'm an avid photographer which also fuels my desire to see the far corners of the earth. My other interests include graphic design, music, the arts in general, a variety of sports from rock climbing to running, and cooking.
I have enjoyed using Airbnb as a great way to experience a more home-like stay than the usual cookie cutter hotel room. I am very aware of respecting my host's home and any neighbors around (i.e. not making disruptive, loud noises). It's always a bonus to meet the host(s), learn a bit about their lives, and of course receive any local tips about the area!