There are a lot of great things about living in the Bay Area; world-class dining and culture, mountains, beaches. From shopping to hiking, we have everything in our backyard.
And if it all makes this an amazing place to live, it also makes this an amazing place to visit. In fact, San Francisco is the second-most-visited city in the United States, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But living in one of the world's top vacation spots has a downside.
Ask anyone who's lived here long enough, and you'll hear a story of the houseguest from hell. From the houseguest who never leaves, to the houseguest who never bathes, I've heard them all. I have some houseguest horror stories myself.
There was the guest who, informed our home is non-smoking, repeatedly set off the smoke alarm sneaking smokes in the bathroom. There's the friend who always arrives at 3am, or that guest who rearranged all the furniture while I was at work. One guest kept losing the house key, and another yelled at the cat so loudly the poor thing had a seizure.