I'm an Irish guy living in the Bay Area working as a software engineer. My favourite way to travel is to stay with or near friends, where people really live, doing what people really do, getting a feel for how it might be to live in that place - like having a little slice of someone else's life. Most of my best visits involve renting apartments in residential areas, visiting weekend markets, cooking breakfast at home and taking relaxed wanders around the cities.
I love food, I sort of like to eat my way around new places. I try to get around by bicycle whenever possible, and I'm generally into biking and running - I find both to be great ways to have memorable travel experiences.
I don't smoke, I'm always mindful that an AirBnB place isn't just a hotel room - it's someone's home, and I behave accordingly.