I'm a part-time lecturer at California State University in Long Beach, CA. My wife, Angie, is a flight attendant with United Airlines. We have three children, born in 1993 and 1994. With space-available travel benefits with UAL, we have the opportunity to travel cheaply to wherever the airline flies. We have rented apartments in Rome and Kyoto, and a house in the UK, and they have all worked out well. We get to know the local culture and lifestyle, apart from which it's cheaper and more comfortable than staying at a hotel.