Advice for Travelers, Professional Writing

How to Get Great Reviews on Airbnb

For the intrepid traveler, the rise of the vacation home rental business has proven to be a great middle ground between higher cost hotels and a bunk bed in a budget hostel. Airbnb rentals are often cheaper than hotels, the beds tend to be more comfortable (because they're newer), and you can cook a meal for… Continue reading How to Get Great Reviews on Airbnb

Advice for Travelers

After 40 Airbnbs in 14 Countries, Our Advice for Hosts

Over the course of our travels together Ryan and I have stayed in nearly 40 Airbnbs across 14 countries. We prefer these short-term rentals to hotels because they tend to be less expensive (about half the cost of a hotel in many cases), and because they come with a kitchen. Since we've stayed in so… Continue reading After 40 Airbnbs in 14 Countries, Our Advice for Hosts

Advice for Travelers, United States

To reserve or not to reserve: the pros and cons of on the fly travel lodging

Even before we left for this trip people looked at us like we were crazy when we told them we weren’t making any reservations. “We’ll just head to a place and figure out where we’re staying when we get there,” I’d say. For this remark I would be rewarded with a particular kind of stare… Continue reading To reserve or not to reserve: the pros and cons of on the fly travel lodging

Advice for Travelers, United States

Ways to Travel

“No one can tell you how to do it. The technique must be learned the way I learned it, by failures.”– John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley in Search of America When we took our first international trip together I learned about Ryan's custom for staying in the sparest, cheapest place he could find provided it still… Continue reading Ways to Travel