I am a 46 year old mom and occasional work and family traveler.
Five things I can't live without:
- Great coffee in the morning
- The New York Times at least once a week
- The woods
- My very big dog
- A book (fiction, preferably light), available at all times.
Favorite travel destinations include southern Italy - a real treat a few years ago, the extreme quiet of camping in northern Maine, Porland ME and Boston. The most beautiful place I've ever visited is Big Sur.
One of the things we like about the idea of Airbnb is it may let us travel more in the style we like. Great coffee in the morning (first off), a cozy quiet home at the end of a day, and preferably some kind of cool neighborhood to walk around in in between. You can always stay in a Fairfield Inn, but you won't get to know much about the place you're visiting from a strip of chains.
Our upcoming travels will be focused on college searches in a number of cities - all the more important a time to get to know what the neighborhood feels like. We are looking forward to getting to know a bit more about some new cities!