Now retired we like to travel beyond our homeland of Scotland as often as we can! We have used airbnb in the USA, in Washington and Philadelphia, so successfully that we ventured to London and Vienna in early December 2012 and Madrid in September 2014. Now following our Big West Coast trip from San Francisco to Vancouver in 2013 where we found some really lovely airbnbs to try we are planning another big trip to S Africa to meet up with our daughter and son in law there. And I am using airbnb to take my grandchildren on their first trip to London later in the summer. Airbnb provides a great choice of places and like minded people of all ages to meet, and have a comfortable place to stay that suits the group and occasion. We have recommended airbnb to several friends who have also started using this method of finding good, interesting accommodation. And retirement and good health has helped us go on all these adventures! Plus a huge and lifetime interest/career in geography and geology!