For sanity's sake, i try to make a short and a long trip every year. It's usually a beach/ country and a city holiday. Other than the usual shopping and eating, what i love about travelling is to be able to stay like I'm a local and be infused in their culture.
In the recent years, I've decided to do spontaneous trips. When an opportunity comes along, i will pack my bags and leave. It's so much more exciting, love the adrenaline of exploring new cultures and living. WoooHoooo!
My pet peeve is cleanliness which is why I'm usually a hotel stayer.
I was introduced to homestays when I visited Taiwan 2 years ago and i must say, i loved it! It's affordable, clean and an unique experience.
Can't wait to add on more experiences with the good hosts at airbnb!