I am new to airbnb, but already a huge fan. For years I have traveled the world and always found peace and serenity coming home and hopefully my guests will feel the same while here. It has been my experience that staying in hotels you miss out on the true meaning of being in the new place. Getting lost or shopping at the local markets is what I value in my travels. Not to say I haven't lived it up in beautiful resorts on occasion but having what felt like home in random places always felt great. I have been fortunate to meet people who took the time in recommending great local places and secret spots you don't read about on the web, so I'd like to pay it forward.