I'm a professional in my 30s from Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy books, cooking, walking my dogs and especially travel. I work at a university and attempt one overseas trip a year and a few local shorter breaks in between. Recent destinations have included India and Thailand. We're too old for backpacking and enjoy staying places that are comfortable, cosy and personal rather than large hotels. We are always respectful of our hosts and think hospitality goes a long toward turning a good vacation into a great one.