What to Do when your AirBNB Goes Wrong

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As you arrive in town and make your way to your AirBnb, you get excited to spend some time in new destination. The adventurer in you is ready to explore, but as the cab brings you to the area you notice your new surroundings. The neighbourhood looks pretty dodgy and you start to question what the hell you booked. As the taxi drives away, you knock on the door and the host answers. You’re brought into your booked accommodation and …

Tips for Properly Booking the Perfect AirBNB

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Over the years, we’ve encountered it all with AirBNB. Nearly every experience has been wonderful or at the very least satisfactory. However, there have been a handful of occasions that were far from acceptable. Through these experiences we’ve learned exactly what to look for and what steps to take to end up with what we want. Booking the Perfect AirBNB The Basic Information First research the city you’re visiting so you know exactly where you want to stay. This step …

Trip Planning: How to Book the Best Accommodation

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Booking accommodation can be a daunting task. There are so many options to choose from, and you want to make the right choice. Remember: your accommodation can make or break your time in a place. Cutting corners or booking in a crappy area will make you feel uncomfortable and that is definitely not what you want on your trip. So follow these steps to finding the best accommodation. Which type of accommodation are you looking for? Hotel You’ll find anything …

How To Write a Proper AirBNB Review

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Writing a review on AirBNB is one of the most important aspects of the experience. Not so much for you or the host; but future visitors. This post is a little about how to write a proper AirBNB review to help out other travellers. Most think of the review as a rating for the host, and while this is partially true, it’s really to help out future guests. Helping to correct any misinformation, or better yet, add some fine details …

Hostel Etiquette: Shared Kitchen

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Here’s a topic we’re both very passionate about, not only because as chefs we love to cook, but for the very same reason, we despise it when people disrespect the shared kitchen. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a shared kitchen in a large hostel, or a small AirBnb with only a few other guests. The kitchen is everyones, and should be respected as such. One time in Oaxaca, a couple of younger guests were sharing the kitchen with us, …