Having slowed down my travels over the years (boo! work) I have just discovered airbnb! For the trips that we're able to make now, typically for long weekends, this is a great site for connecting with fellow travelers and for making an economical journey. My husband and I like the outdoors, hiking, sports, dogs, and meeting new people.
I hope to possibly add some space in our own place so that we can also serve as a resource for travelers to Phoenix!