1001 Airbnb Stays

1,001 Airbnb Nights

According to my calculations, last night was my one-thousand-and-first night staying in an Airbnb property! I imagine this makes me part of a pretty elite group (although I have yet to receive my invitation to...
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How To Be A Great Airbnb Guest

Last month I wrote 11 Simple Tips for Becoming a Great Airbnb Host, so it's only fair that I give the same treatment to guests this month! Airbnb is so much more than a hotel, so it makes sense that the...
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11 Simple Tips for Becoming a Great Airbnb Host

It's no secret that I adore Airbnb. I'm currently enjoying my 65th stay using the service, this time in a large room in London with lots of light, free breakfast and just a short walk from two Tube...
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What to Ask Before You Accept a Housesit

Housesitting is a wonderful opportunity to travel on the cheap and see an entirely new side of a foreign country, but it can also be a lot to take on. Before you accept an offer to housesit in a dream location...
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Luxury Camping in the Moroccan Sahara

Ten kilometers from the Algerian border and a twenty minute drive across the desert is one of the most amazing places I've ever slept: a luxury camp. I don't usually do camping. Freezing at night with no...
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Are Hostels Worth It Anymore?

I was recently chatting with some new friends over a bottle of wine when they started reminiscing about the good ol' days when staying in hostels was actually a fun experience. They have a few decades on me...
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Staying In An 18th Century Kasbah In Morocco

In the middle of a desert oasis, surrounded by palm trees sits a kasbah built in the 1700s that is still standing today. There are a few like it left in the Skoura Oasis of Morocco, but this one you can...
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Sleeping in a Japanese Pod Hotel

It's about as strange as you'd imagine. On our last night before leaving Japan, we'd taken the train from Hiroshima and really only needed a bed before our flight the next morning. Sure, a regular hotel...
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Calling Out The NYT’s Ridiculous Airbnb Article

This weekend my Twitter stream was all aflutter about a New York Times article entitled "Airbnb’s Lodging Gets Tested, Yielding a Mixed Bag". Financial columnist Ron Lieber decided to test the worth of...