Partner Jim and I are doing a 3 month trip, first port of call is to meet the Dutch rellies, then see some of Europe and Hong Kong. We are keen on seeing loads of new sights, the older the better. At home we keep active cycling, fishing from the kayak, tramping, home maintenance etc. Hotels are great but the prices can be daunting and we dont need the bar or the fine dining, so staying in a local home has a real appeal. Also getting local knowledge and insights, and sharing your day with the hosts must be a tremendous bonus.