We've stayed in dozens of Airbnbs in dozens of countries around the world, and we've found some factors in common among the best of them. Want to be an Airbnb superhost? Here are 9 cheap & easy upgrades.
Ready, set, go! We’re on our way around the world
Ready or not, world, here we come!
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11 Tips for Traveling in China
With centuries-old temples, brand-new skyscrapers, and everything in between, China offers lots to see and do even on short trips. These are my top 11 tips for traveling in China.
How to Plan a Trip Around the World: Staying Safe and Healthy
It may seem like I am tempting fate, but I'm honestly not very concerned about safety and health during this trip. The world simply isn't a scary place for us. It's exciting and foreign and deliciously uncomfortable at times, but …
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How to Plan a Trip Around the World: Getting Documented
When it comes to travel, all the planning and money on Earth won't do you any good if you can't present the correct papers to border patrol. And, for an extended trip around the world, the potential paperwork problems are, …
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Springtime in Shanghai: Yu Garden and the Bund
Spring is a magical time to be in Shanghai. The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and the insane air pollution is somehow tolerable.
The Worst Tourists in the World (and five ways to be a good one)
Mike and I were recently discussing a South China Morning Post article about the world's worst tourists. He asked which groups I guessed had made the list, and my first response was, "Americans." Click the link to find out if I was …
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Astronomical Clocks and Flying Bicycles in Muenster, Germany
In looking for our next home, it must be a place that inspires stories. Our globetrotting friends have so many wonderful stories of their own, and this guest post from Jackie Stanfield shares her adventures as a single woman traveling in Muenster, …
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Travel: Giving Our Children the World
While walking in downtown Chattanooga the other day, we ran into some good friends who began joking about us actually being in the country. They are avid travelers as well, so it was all good natured, and we shared laughs. …
New Year’s Resolution: See the World
Angela and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in October 2018, and, less than a month after that, I will turn fifty. While I'm typically not inclined to make a big deal out of a milestone, this year seems …