My husband and I are both environmental professionals - in land use and strategic planning. We're both from the west but met in graduate school in the east. We love great cities, and also spend a fair amount of time outdoors, biking, playing, skiing, etc. Our boys are great teenagers, both in high school, and have many interests. We have traveled a lot with them since they were babies and they have experience in all kinds of lodging, from back country camps to urban apartments to foreign homestays. We did a 3-week home exchange in summer 2010 with a family from the Netherlands, and have done VRBO and Airbnb rentals in many parts of the US and Mexico. We also own/ rent a family cabin in CO through VRBO to people from all over the world, so we're familiar with the ins and outs of vacation rentals. We think we're good guests - happy to provide references.