I am an educational and research psychologist recently retired from a midsize university in southwest Missouri. My wife, Teresa, who works for an international real estate auction company, and I like to travel when she can get the time away from her work. That's easy for me since I am now retired; I'm always ready to travel! Hotels are ok, however, we'd prefer to stay in a more of a home environment where we can experience more of the true flavor and culture of our destination as opposed to the usual tourist hot spots. We are somewhat quiet, but very friendly and personable. Our practice when staying with others is to treat their property better than if it was our own.