I love to travel. If I could, I’d become the female Anthony Bourdain and travel the world. When I first heard about Airbnb, I was intrigued and a little freaked out. So… wait, you stay at people’s houses? That can’t be safe. But after perusing the site a little more, reading their safety page, and checking out some amazing travel wishlists from other users, I can’t wait to use this for our next little trip.
When I travel, I try and live as much like the locals as I can. I want to eat at the same diners, drink the same local brews, enjoy the local music, and see as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t flat-out avoid the “touristy” things to do because they’re popular, I just want my experience to be a little more, well, unique and off the beaten path. Remember when I said I wanted to be the female Anthony Bourdain? He may not know it, but he and I are kindred, foul-mouthed spirits.
For the unique nomad traveler, Airbnb offers users to list their properties to rent for the night/week/month. You can find beautiful studios in Brooklyn, campers in California, treehouses in Hawaii… the list goes on and on. I can’t wait to try it! A few of my friends have used it already and I’m hearing rave reviews. I typically spend as little as possible on my hotel room (because I’m only there to sleep, after all), but some of these spaces are the same price as a hotel room, if not cheaper, AND they look amazing! I think I know how I’ll be finding my space in Austin for SXSW…
Lovelies, have any of you used Airbnb yet? Do you think it’s something that you’d use? Image Source