My wife Amy and I are both scientists at the University of California in San Diego. Having married last year, we've finally found the time to have a big trip, and this year we're returning to Europe. Last time, which was two years ago, we spent two weeks in a semi-whirlwind tour of Stockholm, Belgium, and Paris. This time, we're slowing things down a bit and focusing on "just" Spain. With so much to do, we're sure there won't be a wasted moment.
Our style of travel is fairly tame. We spend our days wandering from one major attraction to the next, doing most of our travel on foot. By the end of the day, we come home completely exhausted, recharge our batteries, and set off again the next day. We absolutely love to eat (who doesn't?), and with all we've heard about Spanish cuisine we anticipate gaining some quite weight on this trip! While we do drink, we do so in moderation, and neither Amy nor I have ever been drunk.
On our last trip to Europe, we were introduced to the joys of staying in an apartment in Paris. Amy and I both believe that staying in an apartment is miles ahead of hotel travel. We love how living in an apartment makes us feel like we're part of the city, and less of an outsider. Having a kitchen is the most wonderful thing -- while we won't expect to do much cooking on our travels, we love to sample local fruits and pastries, and take some home for breakfast/snacks.
We understand the risks associated with trusting strangers to your apartment. But we can assure you that we are ideal tenants, and will care for your apartment as much as we treasure our own home.