Hi I'm Mary. I love to travel and want to introduce my kids to the wider world outside New Zealand. We have done a lot of travelling around the Asia Pacific region but I havent been back to Europe since the big OE (Overseas Experience) many moons ago. HIstory is my thing and I usually want to visit museums, art galleries, old churches. I enjoy good food and wine as well and am a bit of a arthouse film buff. I think the best part of travelling is going to the small, out of the way places and avoiding the big touristed cities. There are always surprises to be found. The Airbnb website appeals because you get to meet locals rather than other travellers and I think I am a bit past staying in rowdy hostels . My travel style this time has to include my nearly teenage daughter - who obviously has quite different interests to me.