I work in arts and culture in Toronto. AirBnb has been a really positive experience that has made travelling less alienating and more of a life-share experience. So far, Brendan and I have stayed in Brooklyn, Staten Island (NY), Montreal a few times and in Leamington Ontario (to access Pelee Island). We are very grateful.
I love connecting with people, cycling, art openings, performance, finding fair trade local coffee hubs and elegant cocktail sanctuaries. Discovering a city in a new way is valuable as it lends perspective to what you see in, and what you can do for, your home city.