I am a 60 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, (60) 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.. but we still have our beagle, Olivia! We are now hoping to travel more. The idea of staying in homes/apartments within a country is very appealing... we think this will make our stays more enjoyable by meeting people and staying in real neighborhoods or towns.