Born and raised in California, I have been living in San Francisco for the past 5 years, which is kind of a change for me as I grew up in the foothills of the central valley. I recently received my masters in occupational therapy and been working in a local hospital for the past two years. I love my job but, like most americans, i need to take more vacations than I actually schedule.
The first time I used airbnb was while I was in Philadelphia for a conference, and had a great experience staying in someone's home and getting the locals' tour.
I mostly use airbnb for quick weekend getaways w/ my girlfriend, but while I'm gone, I like to list my apartment on airbnb to balance out the expense of the vacation!