American living in Barcelona since 1995. I enjoy living in Europe and travel extensively here (and elsewhere sometimes), either with my family or on my own. I don't have the opportunity yet to be a host, but I have always enjoyed being a guest at bed and breakfast or equivalent accommodations, especially in Britain and France (les chambres d'hôte), where the industry is well developed. Now we have Airbnb and I plan to use it often. Anything to stay out of cramped hotel rooms and enjoy a higher standard of travel and almost always more fun, too.