I live in the San Francisco Area with my husband and two children, 3 yrs and 10 months old. As a family, we enjoy cultural activities, hiking, bicycling, the beach and just spending quality time with each other! My husband and I also particularly enjoy wine tasting and great food!
We love renting homes/apartments instead of staying at hotels when we travel. We don't like feeling forced to eat out for every meal which tends to happen when staying at a hotel. Also, my husband is a gourmet chef - and finds cooking relaxing - and therefore enjoys doing this when we are on vacation. Also with a little one, a home/apartment provides needed flexibility. Having rented a place to others in the past, we are very conscientious about treating places we rent with respect and leaving it in as good a condition as when we entered the place.