I am very active and heavily involved for 5 years now in a community of travelers and hosts. Some people host, some people get hosted. For 5 years I’ve been hosted as I didn’t have my own place and I was, well, traveling! Now that I have my own place I can now host, and still sorta travel vicariously through my guests. I hosted my 1st guests, a family of 4, last night. It was awesome! Good folk, as we say in the South. Their girls, 12yrs and 15yrs old, spent the evening playing with the baby and dog while us adults talked nonstop. They left in the morning before we woke up to continue their travels. The type of people you miss instantly and wish could have stayed longer.
And, they arrived with this for me, so like any hostess, I graciously and joyfully accepted, and waited until today to demolish this pretty little tin: