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Macalester College in St Paul, MN (Janet), UC Davis (Fred)
Insurance Underwriting (Janet) and small business owner (Fred)
Hey, I'm Janet & Fred!
Oakland, California, United States · Member since November 2011

About Janet: I'm originally from Southern California but I've lived all over the country for school or work. I definitely consider the Bay Area home.

About Fred: I was born in the Philipiines but moved to the Bay area when I was 2.

Things We love include....

Traveling -- whether it’s local or international travel, we love learning customs, cuisines, and meeting local people. It enriches the experience of traveling. This is primarily why we chose airbnb as the conduit to rent out our condos. When you live amongst locals, the experience of traveling becomes more intimate and personal.

Eating -- We love a good meal from any venue -- it could be a sit down restaurant or a food truck/street vendor. A nice glass of wine or a good cocktail wouldn't hurt either.

Spending time with our sweet dogs. We are avid dog lovers. They can be a handful, but it's so worth it. We couldn't imagine life without them.

Also, we love anything Oakland. Oakland is often given a bad rap because anything you hear on the media is almost always negative. Even local Bay Area people overlook this city. When we have ve visitors, the first thing they say is, "I had no idea that Oakland was this nice". There's a huge foodie scene, lots of great boutique shopping, hiking, good restaurants, bars, museums, a beautiful lake to run around, a golf course up on the hills that has a par 6. We still have so much more to discover.

For the condo in LA, we have family in Los Angeles that help us meet with guests, and answer any of their questions while they are there.

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