I'm a health sciences professor (researcher and instructor) from Canada but living in Australia. I am a single parent of a teenage daughter and enjoy exploring the world with her through travel. I stumbled upon Airbnb in 2011. So far we have stayed at four different Airbnb accommodations in Croatia and Australia and enjoy the opportunity to "live local" and meet new people while traveling. We have had so many positive experiences with Airbnb hosts. We also stayed at Airbnb when relocating to Australia. It was a great way to get grounded while finding a place. We cannot imagine another way to travel now. When traveling we enjoy spending the bulk of our days out of doors, walking, swimming, and generally exploring whatever novelties cities and towns have to share. We discovered the joy of coastal walks in Sydney last summer and can spend hours exploring in nature. We both enjoy art and cultural activities and tend to seek out visual arts events and performances, especially dance. For us, the perfect travel includes a mix of outdoor adventure and urban activity.