My fiance Mia and I are about to embark on a year long journey. After getting our Master's Degrees and working for a few years we realized how much we wanted to see the world before settling down. Therefore, we have taken sabbaticals from our jobs (I am a director of finance at a solar energy company in San Francisco and Mia is the English Language Coordinator at a Mandarin Immersion School in downtown Oakland) and are ready to hit the ground running! We are beginning our journey with a three month road trip across the USA. Airbnb will give us the opportunity to avoid life as tourists and to instead live like locals in cities across America.