We are a well travelled mature couple from Australia. We like to meet local people when ever we travel and learn about their country. Although we enjoy staying in good hotels, nothing beats staying with a local who can advise you as to the best sights, restaurants and local customs. We haven't been using airbnb for a long time but we have had four very positive reviews from our hosts. We are clean, tidy and responsible and treat other peoples' homes as our own. I (Joy) was brought up by parents who are obsessive about cleanliness so there's need to worry about us making a mess. Neither of us smoke but we enjoy a drink with meals, especially red wine. We are cat lovers and animal lovers generally. Our favourite destinations are anywhere in Europe to which we've returned six times visitng England (twice), Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (three times), Italy (three times), Slovenia (twice), France (three times), Belgium, Poland, the Check Republic, Slovakia, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Holland, Croatia - hope I'm remembered tham all. We've also been to Asia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and all around Austalia, New Zealand etc... We go for breaks of five weeks to three months and love staying in the countryside in unusual places such as renovated stables, ski chalets, log cabins, lofts, by lakes, by the sea, in the mountains. We just lease a car and go for it. We also like city stays and prefer apartments somewhere on the edge of the centre in the suburbs close to public transport. We are independent and experienced and don't need our hand held for any reason. If we like you, we'll give you our card and you can come and stay with us when you come to Australia - we've made a lot of good friends that way.