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Laura + Yasu

Hey, I’m Laura + Yasu!

Monterey, California, United States · Member since July 2011
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We are a mellow but fun-loving, friendly couple in our 30's. Travel and hosting are both wonderful ways that we experience the world and other people, and we're grateful for the opportunity to do both! We enjoy visiting with our hosts and folks we meet when traveling, but are also well self-entertained, taking in all the new sensations that come along with a journey. We like to go to house concerts and small local venues for live music. We look for things like that, as well as other small local events, when we travel, and we'll be glad to connect guests with any such opportunities when we host.

As for hosting, we enjoy socializing and getting to know our guests when it fits in with everyone's schedule and needs. We are also happy to provide a quiet, private setting where our guests can feel perfectly comfortable while on vacation. We enjoy having friends (including those we haven't met until now) in our home and hosting has been great for that! Whatever your traveling style or needs, we are flexible and enjoy the adventure. We really are blessed to live in this beautiful place and it is wonderful to share our love for it, including our passion for protecting the environment and fostering community, with visitors who are looking for something much better than a hotel experience.

For work, Laura does agricultural research in the famous Salinas Valley and Yasu teaches Japanese at the Defense Language Institute.

A favorite thing to consider in the practice of life is "Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water."