I'm a writer, also lecture at colleges and conferences. I've written five books on citizen activism: Soul of a Citizen, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, Generation at the Crossroads and two others. I also founded and run the Campus Election Engagement Project to get students involved in Elections
I work a lot on social justice and environmental issues focusing on how people can get involved and stay involved. I stay with friends in lots of cities, and often at hotels, but I've also stayed in a dozen Airbnb places and have had nothing but great experiences (most in the mainland US, but also Canada, Rio De Janiero, Puerto Rico, and three great locations on Hawaii's Big Island).
Most of the time when I'm traveling, I'm pretty focused on my work, but it's also nice to interact with people. I may need my privacy or may be social, depending on what I'm doing in the city I'm visiting.