Love to travel.I traveled a lot on my job while residing in Italy for 5 years while contracting for the U.S. Navy as a civilian Federal Employee during the 1980's, Being retired, it is difficult to travel due to the cost of living increases which we are not fully compensated for compared to any retirement increases over the past 20 years. For this reason, I welcome any available discounts that can make traveling more affordable. I cannot express how happy I am to discover airbnb for making my travels more affordable, especially for my forthcoming trip to Prague and Madrid, Spain this coming May. My friend and I can get a spacious 2 bedroom apartment for a far less than a one room in any hotel. Following my first experience with airbnb I will be glad to let everyone that I know how it went. I can't live without my family, friends, my dog, traveling, or past experiences that will live in my mind forever. Past favorite destinations include Naples, Rome,Venice, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Venice, Ischia, and Capri,etc in Italy as well as Amsterdam, Athens, Greece and so many more to list.