✈️Home is where my laptop is
🎧 The Remote Life Podcast
To learn more about the industry and connect with likeminded adventurers!
Anywhere with adventure!
Blogging about my year abroad in Brazil
Adventure, discovery and happiness!
Some great tips Triv! Airbnb was my go-to for years so I could have a more local experience, but in some places and certain times of year it's got a little too unreasonable :( (I'd also add for longer stay visitors, to check out the Citizen Remote app... show more
Finding alternatives to AirBnb? 9 months ago
Hey Gabriela! So glad you like it! Are you a remote lifer, yourself?
Thank you so much Sally!! A great addition for your next flight, I say ;)
Let's connect! To introduce myself a little, I'm originally from the UK and been on-off remote for nearly ten years. I first really got into digital nomad life while studying abroad in Brazil. After writing a blog for a year about my experience, I decid... show more
The consensus on the question I posted before seems to be that it's okay to encourage travel, but that we need to encourage traveling BETTER, whether that means encouraging choosing trains over planes, taking longer trips, seeing things in a different way, etc. My question now is HOW? How do I as a content creator do that? I mean, just lecturing people about sustainability or whatever isn't going to help. I'd love some PRACTICAL ideas on how to encourage better travel. So far I'm trying - not always succeeding - to avoid writing about the places that are very popular and instead focusing on lesser-traveled places. I'm avoiding big general listicles and instead trying to write about much narrower topics. As much as possible, I'm traveling by train or bus rather than plane and that'll come through when I write about a place. Any other suggestions?
Hey guys, I've been a fulltime traveller for almost five years now; leaving behind a career in finance and IT sales. Being a traveller on either side of the pandemic meant a lot of things...good and bad. One definite con has been the increasing price of accommodation, specifically related to Airbnb. When I first began roaming the world in 2019, Airbnb was my default option for places to stay, and it worked well. Lots of supply. Reasonable prices. Reliable. Safe. Since the pandemic, it's just not a viable long-term solution. So here's how I overcame the challenge of finding a reasonably priced alternative to Airbnb: 1. Often the same accommodation is also listed on booking.com. Compare to see if you can save on costs. 2. Try and contact the owner directly to see if there's an opportunity to save by paying cash in hand. Note: I've had mixed experiences with this one. 3. It's funny how many hosts know other hosts! If you've connected well with your host - find out who their fr...