My husband and I are writers and frequent travelers. We're always interested in the more authentic local experience of a place and its people. Writing, movies, books, music, nature, ethic foods and other cultural pursuits fill up our days at home and on the road. We're social introverts--we love to visit, but rejuvenate with private time. Most of our travel days are spent exploring the area's offerings after breakfast, but extended stays have us lolling at 'home-base' now and then.