I just finished my doctoral degree and am going to be taking a month off this summer to visit some of the major cities of Western Europe (London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin). I like history and art, and am looking forward to seeing firsthand the places where so much of our culture originated. I'm also an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, and would like to take some day trips to explore the countryside.
When I travel, I like to learn about the local customs and live as much like a local as possible. I first used Airbnb with my family last Christmas for a trip Italy, and enjoyed it very much. We rented apartments in Rome and Florence and had a wonderful time.