We are a fit and healthy Australian/British retired couple (ex academics) now based in Thailand but with a passion for travel. We spend time in Europe,usually France, every summer, and we often have our kids (University students) join us for some of this time. My husband is a fluent french speaker as well. If in a village, we enjoy being able to walk to outdoor markets, cafes and restaurants. We adore excellent food and walking, while we also like to have easy driving access to interesting cities with beautiful architecture and bookshops as well. We have rented many many holiday homes, and we have only had great experiences!