I grew up travelling throughout Europe, South America and Asia and jump on any opportunity to see new places and try new things.
Hotels are normally stress free but I find I always pay extra for amenities that I never use. I find travelling to be a better experience when you are able to live like a local for a good price. Airbnb is a great way to do this.
I things I cannot live without:
1) Planes, trains and automobiles
2) Great food
3) Great music