I have often noticed that many Profiles seem to list a set of experience in the Past ( usually past tours etc). I have to say, I find some profiles " bloated" with tedious details about past trips or other biographical information that I would much rather NOT read ...
I recently had Gusts with an extensive website, listing - in enormous detail - their experience of the several counties on their trip, but *way* out of date : they were at least two months " behind", with nothing about their time here in Australia, which would have been quite interesting to us as Australians.
I pointed out that their profile listed their " qualifications' as * Hosts* - but said nothing about their current trip, and especially nothing about their current whereabouts ( that is, in Australia, where they will be for the next 90 days ..), then going on to New Zealand. As their Host, I found it difficult to comprehend their current trip , and to provide any meaningful advice. Now I have no idea where they have got to, and I find that disappointing.
So my point is : when the member is travelling, why not just say so, making the profile explain [ in brief] the Present and preferably the Future ( direction) . This implies that the member should update their Profile from time to time ( I would say. maybe each 1000 km or so..). For example " ..we are presently cycling the Euro 6 in Central Europe until [ aprox date] .."
For ourselves,we have a template that explains us as EITHER Hosts or Guests, and we can " flip" each mode to the top of our Profile as & when required. In particular, we like to live in the *Present* and the ( near) Future, and we hope that makes us more comprehensible to any future Hosts we try to contact ; or Guests who contact us !
Of course, I can't say that this will definitely enhance your WS experience, as either Host or Guest . But you may find this worth considering.