Ever since I first joined WS, i've noticed that there's a different culture in the USa than in other countries. This is something I've picked up from reading the forums both here and on facebook. I think the culture mainly stems from the hosts. It seems to me that a lot of American hosts just love to host and do whatever they can for their guests without any thought for anything else and they are frequently not cycle tourists. I don't think this is the case in other western countries. I'm not sure about Asian countries which may be a little more like US hosts.
Has anyone else noticed this. I think those of us who tour by bike when we host, we have expectations of our guests that may be a little different from the many US hosts who do not ride. Anyone have any thoughts on this.
I would say in saying this that my experience as a guest - for hte first time on my last tour in Australia - was that the hosts may only have toured on an organised tour and had never been a guest. They were often older and so made great hosts. But they were cyclists.