My husband and I are Australian and are retired, me from teaching and my husband from the police force! We love to travel and prefer to become "locals" by not staying in hotels! We have been to all continents except Africa.....but that is on our list! North America has been a favourite (email hidden)t only have lived there but been to most states more than once! Nothing nicer than a white Christmas when you have been brought up with 35degrees in December ! We treat all our accommodation as we would wish people to treat ours at home and enjoy getting the "feel and personality"of the people who rent to us! One of our very favourite places was in Rheims in France , we have been very lucky with our choices! Gotta love Airbnb ! Gotta love travel. Everyone needs to travel to understand people are the same everywhere.....not better or worse.....having the same dreams but within different surroundings!