I am a well traveled individual. In fact, I travel any chance I get whether it's a weekend getaway on my motorcycle or abroad for longer periods of time. Being European, I have dual citizenship and 2 passports. This allows me to get to places quicker and easier. I am also a huge fan of collaborative consumption and think the business model is the future for how we travel, work and meet others. What better way to arrive in Budapest not only having a great and referenced place to stay, but most likely a willing tour guide?
A few things I cannot live without:
1. Passport (duh)
5. Exploring and learning new cultures
My favorite places to visit include Italy (Rimini and Rome in particular), Paris, Brussels, Prague, Krakow, Park City, Hawaii, Mexico and any other place I can ski or surf.
I make the ideal guest because I am excited to not only learn about the new place which I am visting, but also enjoy exploring the area with locals and doing the things they do. I value and respect new cultures and want to encompass myself with the local culture as much as possible. I would make a great host with the same philosophy. While I would recommend going to Alcatraz, I would never send someone to Fishermen's wharf as a "must do" - that is unless that is what they wanted to do. I would be more likely to steer my guests to much more interesting places, such as Land's End or the Dry Creek Valley by Healdsburg.