My wife, Erin, and I love to travel. We now have a toddler and we've tried to continue pursuing travel just as we did before. Hopefully it will rub off on her. Airbnb has made travel so much fun. We've used it on trips to Europe, Texas, Nevada, even Central America and had wonderful experiences each and every time. What we love most is that when you get to your destination, you are no longer required to stay in a hotel, thus totally being a visitor. You are already a semi-local!
We try and be as thoughtful as possible as guests, making sure to 'leave it as we found it' to reduce the amount of work our host has to do upon our departure.