Tuesday Tip: Rugs



Few things tie a room together like a well-chosen rug. If your space doesn’t already have carpeting, consider purchasing a new or gently used rug to make the area feel cozier and more welcoming. 

Once you have a good rug, you can easily find matching decor and other items to tie everything together. 

Amazon has a great selection of rugs you can buy brand new and have shipped straight to your door. If buying new ends up being a bit out of your price range, Facebook Marketplace is a good place to find gently used items. 

But be careful! Buying a shabby rug, or one that clashes with existing decor, can often be more harmful than helpful. Choose wisely! 🙂

Happy hosting!

You don’t have to have a great space to give a great experience



A few years ago, my husband and I went to New Zealand. It was a magical trip.

We saw rare glowworms in Waitomo, visited Hobbiton in Matamata, played in the hot water beaches in the Coromandel, and more. 

But what always strikes me about our trip whenever it comes up in conversation is that we always, without fail, talk about one of our Airbnb hosts just as much – if not more – as we talk about the amazing sights we saw. 

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My first experience traveling with Airbnb



A friend of mine once told me that I look at flights like most girls look at clothes: “ooh, that looks nice, I’m going to get it.” 

It’s a funny analogy, but I can’t really disagree. The thought process behind my decision to go to Australia a few years ago went something like this: “I want to visit all 7 continents and I haven’t been to Oceana yet. Hmm…Cairns sounds good.”

Happy Thanksgiving from Dubai!



Happy Thanksgiving! I’m spending it enjoying ridiculously priced drinks in the Burj Al-Arab, the only 7-star hotel in the world. 

The $30 drinks were really quite average, but I still say it was worth it! We were definitely paying for the experience, not the drinks. 

Airbnb spaces are sadly lacking in this part of the world, so we settled for a plain ol’ ordinary hotel. I got some great pictures of the inside of the Burj Al Arab, though!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful day. Enjoy the time with your family and loved ones!

Are you spending your life on the right things?



The concept of hygge reminded me of a conversation I had with some French friends of mine.

A married couple, they had found us through AirBnB, and ended up staying with us for about a week and a half. We had such a great time with them.

Almost every night for a solid week, we ate together, took turns cooking for each other, and shared many laughs and stories. At one point, the subject of American eating habits was brought up.

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Every now and then I come across a word in another language for which there is no English equivalent, but there should be.

Once such word is hygge.

Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a way of living that the Danish people swear by. It focuses on friends, family, and appreciating the little things in life. Denmark is regularly ranked as the happiest country in the world, so they must be onto something here!

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