I am a writer and editor, married, grown kids, live in Oregon. My husband likes to stay in nice places; I'd rather sleep on someone's couch. Favorite lodgings ever: a ryokan in the middle of Tokyo with no furniture and just a futon on the tatami-mat floor (like, 3000 yen a night, around the corner from a great bathhouse, yes!) Air BnB seems like a great option for when I travel alone (mostly researching stories, usually with no or little travel budget, or visiting my son in Brooklyn). All I really need is a warm(ish) place to sleep, preferably a bit quiet, and wireless Internet. I like to talk with and meet new people; also like (need) to spend time alone.