Hey there! Welcome to my posting! I am a long time hospitality/retail/food service manager and I've learned a thing or two along the way about providing a nice place to rest, hang out, and relax! I also have a degree in painting and a background in interior design that has come in handy when it comes to providing you with a well organized, aesthetically pleasing place to hang your hat and park your backpack/suitcase. I've traveled extensively and have stayed with individuals renting rooms whenever possible because I've long felt that the best concierge service comes from people who actually live in the neighborhood in which you are staying. I've traveled extensively throughout the US, Mexico and Guatemala, and have my heart set on Peru and Morocco for my next big trips. That said, I could flip a coin between Oaxaca or Paris and be thrilled no matter which way it landed! I love to camp and hike, adore my cats and pretty much anyone else's, and volunteer my time and occasionally my place to foster homeless animals for local rescue organizations. Needless to say, I clean a lot, but I am not a neat freak. I love color, design, art and photography, old tools, road trips, books and reading, music of all sorts, cooking with as many spices as i can fit in a dish, gardening and growing my own food, and rearranging furniture and stuff just for the heck of it. I honed my skills as a host by accepting couchsurfers into my San Francisco abode for zero dollars down and lots of fun. Times were easier and more innocent then and I could not even think about asking for payment from people sleeping on an air mattress in my tiny little living room! Thankfully my Philly space is palatial by compare, and offers far more amenities as well. Come and visit! Can't make it? Fine, I'll come and see you!