Traveling stories

Caring for vs. caring about

When it comes to furnishing spaces, many hosts believe that simpler is better. Fewer decorations, Ikea-style furniture, and the like. There are certainly advantages to this approach. Fewer things to dust, no sentimental items in danger of being broken or stolen. But not everyone shares this perspective. One of the bookings we made on our […]

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How not to get a good review

I recently stayed in an Airbnb in New York City. It was a pretty decent place to stay – aside from the giant signs right outside telling me that it was illegal to rent on Airbnb in the city.  But after I checked out, I got a message from the host that made me extremely […]

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