Writer, artist, and fellow traveler.
I'm a non-smoker, non-drinker, and free thinker. Like the hosts i like the most, i'm a kind, clean, and courteous guest.
I love women singer-songwriters ~ Annie, Nina, Joni, Patti, Janis, Abbey, Buffy, Yoko, and Diamanda ~ and wrote my graduate school thesis, a long poem, based on their lines and lives.
My favorite places include ~ Paris, Villefranche sur Mer, Nice, Eze, Monte-Carlo, The Loire Valley, Tours, Chambord, Amsterdam, Florence, Venice, Guanajuato, Veracruz, Victoria B.C., London, Dublin, New York City, San Francisco, San Gregorio, Santa Cruz, Hollywood, New Orleans, Providence (College Hill), Washington D.C., Boulder, Lake Maggiore, Muir Woods, Redwood National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park
Review of AirBnB:
AirBnB has allowed me to make some extra cash as a host, and to stay in better places for less money as a guest, for which i am very grateful. But i cannot recommend using AirBnB without reservations until they fix their oddly constrictive review process and policies: AirBnB's two week deadline combined with AirBnB's disallowing and disabling of edits to reviews and review responses puts unnecessary pressure on their members and violates freedom of speech. Complete freedom of speech is more important than any restrictions placed on it in the name of honesty.
After several requests from both the host and myself, it took AirBnB five months to finally agree to post the review of me which he submitted after the deadline which AirBnB recently been changed from one month to two weeks. AirBnB refused to allow me to edit my reply to another host's review of me, only giving me the option of deleting it entirely. No extenuating circumstance that you present to AirBnB - not disability or a health crisis, not even accidentally hitting send before you were ready - will get them to post a late review or let you edit what you have written.
If AirBnB expects guests and hosts to treat each other carefully, fairly, with flexibility, and in a timely manner - AirBnB should do the same with their customers.