I used to do a lot of backpacking back in the day, but since our little girl arrived we've toned down the travel a bit. We do still enjoy exotic destinations and local experiences, so airbnb is a great solution for us. Staying in hostels is great, but maybe not with a toddler. Staying in resorts or hotels is not my style. Things that make travel even better for me: great (vegetarian) food, good contact with locals and fellow travellers, enjoying the local tempo and daily life and a clean place to sleep.
Favourite destinations so far; Costa Rica, Uganda, Bali, Thailand, Dharamsala, Berlin, Barcelona, Riga
Least favourite; can't think of a place I really didn't like... There's something good to find everywhere.