As full-time travelers for the past two years, Airbnb has been our go-to resource for finding homes abroad. We’ve booked 35 accommodations through Airbnb for a grand total of 325 nights. It’s fairly predictable that if we are not Housesitting with Trusted Housesitters, we are most likely sleeping in an apartment rented through Airbnb.… Read the rest
Naturally, we are often asked what our ‘favorites’ were during our travels around the globe. Those are always tough questions, but to share some of our best memories, we are starting a new series of posts called Best Of Our Journey.… Read the rest
Lately, we’ve been talking excessively about Airbnb, but for good reason: We love it! In our journey around the world, accommodations account for slightly less than half of our spending at an average of $44 USD per day (which is equivalent to paying $1,360 monthly rent, all utilities included).… Read the rest
For the past eight months, we’ve essentially been drifters, claiming 37 different homes since our journey began. Finding home abroad – meaning, places to stay that are as comfortable as our old home – can be challenging.
Leaving our home in America
Part of what drew us to Lecce, Italy is the old world, Italian charm and since we are staying an entire month, we wanted our apartment to reflect that style as well. It isn’t an easy task finding a place that fits our basic criteria (private home, location, wifi, and kitchen), our budget and desired style, but with Airbnb, we’ve nailed it more times than one.… Read the rest
After spending two weeks in northern Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai, we headed south to the islands. There are heaps to choose from; Phuket and Koh Samui are more popular and commercialized, but we were looking for something a little more quiet and local…and we found just that in Koh Lanta.… Read the rest
With limited flights to Easter Island and on to Tahiti – always a risk for standby passengers – we were quite unsure if we would make it to either destination. Not wanting to be on the hook for accommodations we couldn’t use, we waited until we arrived to book our accommodations.… Read the rest