I am a self-employed Architect, married to Robyn, with two boys: Kim 30 and Sam 27.
Our pet dog is Jacki.
We live in a large apartment on the slopes of Castle Hill in Townsville, a coastal city of around 200,000 people in tropical North Queensland, Australia.
Hobbies include mountain biking, boating and touch football.
In 2012 we holidayed for a month in London, Ireland, Copenhagen and various parts of Italy. We had spent 2 years in England and Europe previously.
In 2014, we visited the USA for the first time, spending around one month there.
We tend to like visiting the countryside and national parks more than big cities.
Organised holiday tours do not appeal to us - we prefer to do our own thing in a relaxed, casual manner - we are fairly laid back people.
Our trip to the USA was the first time we have used Airbnb, which was recommended to us by a friend, and it worked well for us in San Francisco and New York.
We look forward to using Airbnb on our 2015 trip to Norway, France and England.