Having started teaching English on a whim 10 years ago, I've become a lifer as it allows me to move around quite a bit. I've lived/worked in Germany, Australia, Japan, the US, Taiwan, and now the UAE. Luckily my job allows me some time to travel - that's one big reason that I do it. My wife and I used Airbnb to travel around central Europe in the summers of 2012 and 13, and we met some interesting people and had a great time. Now whenever we're planning a trip, Airbnb is the first place I check.