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Hey, I’m Charles!

San Francisco, California, United States · Member since August 2011
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I'm an editor and writer, and one of my main clients is a travel guidebook publisher, Rough Guides; I've worked on several RG titles in recent years. So naturally, I do a fair amount of traveling -- some for book research, some for kicks, all for personal enrichment.

I think that a major part of being a good traveler is keeping your mind and eyes open to new experiences along the way. I've stayed in enough hotels and inns to learn that they don't always offer the truest portrait of a given place, so when a friend turned me on to Airbnb several years ago, I was instantly interested because it offers a potential direct line to not only new experiences, but a traveler's holy grail: native wisdom.

Live how the locals live, right?