I am a 61 year old university professor. I have been the adviser for all our international social work students and this has been a great experience. My husband, Jim, (61) is a psychologist. We live in Bangor, Maine, USA and love to hike, bike, and be near the ocean. Our son is grown (28) and on his own. We are now hoping to travel more. The idea of staying in homes/apartments within a country is very appealing... this has made our stays more enjoyable by meeting people and staying in real neighborhoods or towns. We are quiet and enjoy quiet evenings. We love to explore cities but also enjoy small towns and being close to nature. Our airbnb experiences have been wonderful -- recently in Spain and Belgium. Hoping for future travel to New Zealand and back to Europe.