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What it’s like to have bad Airbnb guests

One of the questions we often get asked about hosting on Airbnb is: “Do you ever get bad guests?” Yes. Yes we do. But to be honestly, it doesn’t happen a lot, and hasn’t happened until very recently. In the 50 or so guests we’ve had in the last seven months, only three were bad news. And I say bad news in the sense that they had a bad attitude, and…

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Top 10 luxury Airbnb listings in London

**If you’re looking to book an airbnb for the first time, use this link to get £20 off your first trip The other night I wrote a post about my top 10 favourite Airbnb listings in London for under £100. Then, inspired by a conversation I had on twitter today – I thought, where would I stay if the tables were turned? Where would I stay if I had an unlimited…

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Airbnb in London: My top 10 favourite listings under £100 a night

**If you’re looking to book an airbnb for the first time, use this link to get £20 off your first trip I’m a Londoner who’s been around the block. I like to think I know of some of the best neighbourhoods to visit in this great city. I also like to think I know a thing or two about the Airbnb market, as both a frequent guest and Superhost (yes there…

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How to book an Airbnb: A dead simple guide

**If you’re looking to book an airbnb for the first time, use this link to get £20 off your first trip I get a lot of questions from friends and colleagues about how to book an Airbnb. So here’s a quick and dirty guide. First and foremost, don’t assume whatever property you like will be available and will have good hosts. Don’t rush into the transaction. Take your time to curate…

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Amsterdam: A nice place to visit

Mark and I spent this past weekend in Amsterdam. I’d like to say I was surprised at how lovely it was, but I would be lying. You see, I had some pre-conceived notions about the ‘Dam long before this particular visit. Many of which pertained to their liberal approach to things like sex and drugs, something our stodgy Canadian and UK governments abhor. (Maybe I’m being a little harsh, but…

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I want to go where there are no photos on Google

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Rome, in all its glory. There were some aspects that were absolutely amazing, and of course, others less so. But I’m treating the negative attributes as ‘lessons learned’ about my travel style and what I do and do not enjoy when going abroad. First and foremost, when travelling, I basically hate being around tourists. Yes I know, I am a tourist. But I don’t…

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Tips on booking an Airbnb in Rome

**If you’re looking to book an airbnb for the first time, use this link to get £20 off your first trip Mark and I are heading to Rome this weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday. I’ve spent hours reading city guides and Google restaurant reviews, talking to friends about recommendations, and booking tours. So needless to say I’m pretty excited about it. And because we always use Airbnb when we travel,…

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Why I use Airbnb…and why you should too

**If you’re looking to book an airbnb for the first time, use this link to get £20 off your first trip Last spring, Mark and I made the decision to list our one bedroom flat on Airbnb. For those who don’t know, Airbnb is a peer-to-peer marketplace for renting out your space. The service is available on desktop and mobile and, according to Wikipedia, it has over 800,000 listings in 33,000…

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