I'm a marketing manager who loves to get out of the city with my husband of 30 years. Our children are all grown up and live overseas and interstate, even though we're only 50! So we travel to see them and love to discover new places while we're there. We love architecture, landscape, photography and history. And we never stay in big hotels - that's too much like work! Barcelona and Florence are our favourite places, but we also love it when we find little villages or B&Bs that let us get to know the real culture of a place. We live in St Kilda - a vibrant, arty and backpacker-filled seaside suburb not far from the centre of Melbourne, but also enjoy getting away from it all in our little country cottage near the wild coast of South Gippsland. We rent out an apartment at the back of our house in St Kilda and the house in South Gippsland, but would also be open to having people stay in our old house in St Kilda while we're away.