My wife of 10 years and I love to travel. We have 2 girls ages 10 and 8. We have spent the better part of the last ten years struggling through medical school, residency and raising young children. Now that the kids are older and medical school is behind us we are trying to visit all of the places we have neglected. Sometimes we leave the kids with the grandparents and sometimes they are with us when we travel. Airbnb is relatively new to us but we love the character of some of the places as well as having our own kitchen. Getting a local perspective is also important to us when we travel. We are using this service for the first time trying to travel to NYC for New Years this year. Hopefully it will all work out.