My husband and I have been married over 30 years and are new to airbnb. We absolutely love living in the Pacific Northwest, where we have lived for the past 21 years. I love the green trees and the rain. I love the ocean. I was born in Canada and have lived in Illinois, California and England. If I can't live in Britain, the next best place is here. My husband was born and raised in Southern California. We have 2 adult daughters and are the parents of 2 rescue dogs. We enjoy organic gardening. We try to buy local. I choose to not eat meat, whereas my husband will - as long as it was raised sustainably and is organic. We usually plan our vacations around our dogs - but with airbnb, will probably leave them at home (as difficult as that will be). We both still work M-F, but look forward to the time when we can retire. We choose to try airbnb in order to have a 'friendlier' place to stay instead of hotels. It's a better way, we think, to get a feel for the area we will be visiting.