I am a retired language teacher...Spanish & ESL. Learning Italian. Hobbies include travel, photography, trying new foods, archaeology, browsing bookstores, art museums & galleries.
At present I am hosting a student from China...so when not traveling myself, I enjoy having the world come to me by way of hosting visitors.
Have lived & taught in Spain, spent summers in Mexico, studied Italian in Florence, traded homes with a couple in England. Last September I took a trip to Turkey. I hope to go to China this year to explore the country as well as visit students I have hosted.
I have taken one Airbnb trip so far to Hawaii. It was a great experience...so I am planning a couple of other trips now.
Update/March 5, 2015
I took the trip to China & was hosted through Airbnb in Shanghai & Beijing...That's the way to experience China! I also spent a week or so on Kauai and stayed with a wonderful lady in Lihue.
Planning more trips...and Airbnb is definitely the way to go!