My favorite types of hosts are students, travelers and outdoor seekers.
Most of public museums in Milan are free on the first Sunday of the month, including top-notch ones like the Last Supper, Pinacoteca di Brera and Sforza Castle Museums.
Flixbus has been my No.1 choice of cheap transportation around Europe until recently when their bad service screwed the hell up my month-long travel plans. Several incidents with the German bus operator have revealed their weakness in customer service. I'll tell you why:
Turin is best known as the former capital of united Italy and also the birthplace of its first King Vittorio Emanuel II. But one can learn that by staying at home and reading guidebooks. We all travel to learn something new. For this reason I decided to go slow to get the essence of each place I visit, and try to stay, or at least meet up and talk with locals as much as I can. Couch-surfing is one of the best ways of doing so.