I live outside Seattle with my wife Nancy, although I retain a lot of connections to the SF Bay Area (go Niners!). After 18 years at Microsoft, I now invest and consult with start-ups, mainly in the software field. We're enjoying traveling on our own and with our kids (off at B School and college). This year we were in Bhutan and Costa Rica.
As travelers, we've normally been on the nice hotel route but look forward to trying the Airbnb experience. We have a nicely furnished home with attractive objects on the walls and the shelves, so we know what it means to be proud of one's home and to expect it to all be treated with respect.