Greetings, I like the idea of Airbnb as a way to connect hosts and travelers, and as an alternative to a hotel. We have greatly enjoyed ourselves at the places we have stayed.
We typically travel as a couple, Jay and Linda. We sometimes travel with our beagles, Lucy and Becky. We always contact hosts ahead of booking if we are bringing the dogs to make sure it is okay.
We're both mature professionals - Linda is a university librarian and I run a grant writing consulting business. The dogs aren't professional, though, but they try their best.
We travel to make new connections, enjoy beautiful places, and enrich our lives with art, literature, and the people in new locations.