My husband and I are empty-nesters with a desire to explore the world. I am a flight attendant, so our leisure trips are on a stand-by basis. Often, we cannot reserve lodging until we know we have a seat on the plane! We very much appreciate any flexibility our hosts can offer, but we understand you cannot pass up a guaranteed reservation.
We love nature and seeking out wildlife and other outdoor adventures, but sometimes we just like to relax...away from our chores at home. We like to live as locals and cook (not every night though) on our vacations, so we generally seek out entire homes with kitchens. I am a part time freelance graphic designer, so I require wifi.
We are neat and respectful of our hosts and their lodging. Before the electronic age, we used to seek out bed and breakfast inns the old fashioned way—with books!
I love airbnb!