Hi, I come from Mountain View, CA, which is between San Francisco and San Jose, not too far away from (website hidden) headquarters. I've done a ton of traveling in the past in the late 90s and early 2000s (I wish Airbnb existed back then). Back then, I made a point of staying with local families using a network called Servas, an organization that was created after WWII as a way of promoting connections between people of different backgrounds to promote peace. These days my travel patterns are different, mostly work trips or to places where you can take kids :)
I'm a big fan of Airbnb and have used it a couple of times now.
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