I am a physician who began his travels as a young man volunteering around the world (India, Africa, South America). My wife of 36 years has also enjoyed world traveling, but with age we have slowed down a bit, enjoying more creature comforts than "flea bag" hotels or railway benches (although we still love hostels because we meet so many interesting young travelers!).
My Favorite Places:
Without a doubt, cafes in small villages with views of mountains, especially the Alps.