Airbnb Review Examples for Guests and Hosts

After you check out of your Airbnb vacation rental or say goodbye to your guest, there’s one more thing to do: write a review. Some people find this a bit intimidating, but it isn’t too difficult once you get going. Here are some Airbnb review examples and tips to help you get started. Be HONEST One of the major problems with Airbnb’s rating system is that hosts and guests tend to be rated a little[…]

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TGV Lyria First Class: Is It Worth It?

We aren’t usually first-class kinds of travelers. Ethan is tall and has long legs and appreciates more space, sure. Rebecca will never say no to free meals, fine. But usually we’re pretty content with economy. We’re more concerned with just getting to where we’re going. But when we were magically upgraded to TGV Lyria First Class on our journey from Basel, Switzerland to Paris, France, we weren’t going to say no. Here’s our review of[…]

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Best Packable Backpack: Our Review

You need a lightweight packable daypack, there’s no question. This one small item will make all of your trips SO much easier. But there are many on the market, and they all advertise similar features. How to choose between all of these packs? Here is our guide to choosing the best packable backpack for travel. What is a packable backpack and why do I need one? Most travel days, I carry my purse. It’s convenient,[…]

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The Best Travel Clothes for Men

If you’re a backpacker, or if you just travel light, you’ve probably struggled to find good men’s travel clothes to bring on your trips. When I travel, I bring 2 shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, a few underwear, one pair of socks, one pair of running shoes, and sandals. That’s enough for indefinite travel, as far as I’m concerned. But for that to work, you’ve got to pick the right clothes! Before traveling to Asia[…]

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Ultimate Packing List (for anywhere in the world!)

Packing is probably my least favorite activity. Here you are, all ready for your vacation, but this Herculean task stands firmly in the way. So many tiny decisions: what to bring, what to leave, what fits, what doesn’t… it’s exhausting. I almost always travel with just a carry-on sized backpack, so space is definitely an issue. And there’s nothing worse than deciding against bringing something, only to end up needing it. This is why I’ve[…]

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