I am an architectural designer who dabbles in the wine industry here in the Okanagan Valley (selling wine & teaching introduction to wine at the regional college). I love good food, great wine, fabulous design and world travel (sadly don't have enough of the latter at the moment). I have lived in the UK for several years and did a fair amount of European travel. I'm not into roughing it anymore (my days of hostelling are over) but am also not necessarily looking for 5* places. I enjoy staying somewhere that is very clean and that has character (be it modern or old in style).