I am an oil painter and installation artist from Texas, and even more so an animal enthusiast. I've had sugar gliders, bearded dragons, dogs, cats, and deer in my home. Everything amuses me and I love stories from others. I firmly believe that every person on the planet can tell you several amazing things that you don't already know, so listening is the key to fascination.
I prefer staying in residences found on air bnb instead of hotels because as an avid traveler, becoming immersed in as much as the culture as possible is a key goal, and hotels offer very little of that insight. With someone's home, you get a glimpse of a personal space that has grown with the family and aged with them- there is so much more to learn from these spaces. Furthermore the sense of trust and love that comes from allowing guests into your personal space is a rare wonder not shared by all in this world, and when you can find it, it rewards you in ways that privacy and isolation cannot.
I also rent out my apartment in Manhattan from time to time when I am out of town. As a renter I am very appreciative when a guest treats my home with love and respect, and so I always aim to enforce the Golden Rule upon spaces I am offered as well.
I am here for experiences, stories, and the wonderfully unique.