When you set out to rent your home to travelers, one of your first steps will be to list your home on a short-term rental site. Airbnb or VRBO might immediately come to mind—after all, everyone seems to know about them. But those sites are not the only good places to advertise your home, and they’re not the best sites for everyone. Learning about the key features—and drawbacks—of those and other sites can help you decide where to list your home for short-term rent. [Read more…] about Where to List Your Home for Short-Term Rent
Wandering Parisian cobble-stoned streets, chatting with the locals while sipping wine with exquisite views of the Eiffel Tower, and getting lost in eclectic French bookstores sounds like a dreamy getaway for many. If that’s not your style, no problem. Take a moment to think about your dream vacation. Envision it. I’ll wait. [Read more…] about Why Slow Travel is the Absolute Best!
We’re packing for a 2-month trip and haven’t found a short-term rental guest. I’m getting anxious. Can I find a house-sitter? Can we afford this expensive trip without extra cash from the rent? [Read more…] about Turn Down Short-Term Rental Guests?
Many thanks to blogger Cecile Laguardia for this guest post.
I won’t beat around the bush and will get down fast to the jugular: here are my five top reasons for traveling while aging. [Read more…] about Five Top Reasons for Traveling While Aging
Thanks to photographer Josh S. Rose for these super-helpful tips for telling the story of your vacation!
So you’re going on vacation. You don’t need to let the desire to document it get in the way of enjoying it — the key is a shooting strategy that tells the story while not holding a phone or camera up to your face all the time.
- Set the context with an Establishing Shot
- Find the Essential
- Try for Unique Shots
- Take a Photo Day
- Remember the Family Candid
- Aim for Six Key Images
I’ve read a lot of blog posts about how to wow your short-term rental guests. I’ve even written some myself. But let’s get real: how many of us hosts bother to learn much about what our short-term guests really want? We make lots of assumptions, but do we know?
I needed to find out. I read reviews that guests had left about their stays, talked to my traveling friends, and thought about what I loved, hated, appreciated, and would have changed about places I stayed in as a guest myself.