Before You Book Your Next Airbnb — Read These 5 Tips From a World Traveler

Paige Humphrey
5 min readAug 12, 2022
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I’m lucky enough that I work fully remote — so I am able to travel when and where I please without having to ask permission from anybody. The ability to travel extensively at a young age is an opportunity that I am immensely thankful for! I respect the boundaries of my 9–5 (or sometimes 9–7…), but once my work is done for the day I can run off and explore the new city, town, or wilderness that I am in.

The real excitement comes in when I work in a time zone several hours behind my own. That way, I can finish up work at 2 or 3 pm (which is 5 pm my time) and have a full day of fun and excitement even on a weekday.

I understand not everybody can find a fully remote job, but if you can, trust me when I say you should accept it. I have been living the life that most people dream about living when they’re finally retired and have the time to travel! I saw a quote recently that said something along the lines of: People say you only live once, but that’s not true. You really only die once, but you get to live a new day every day. I try to always keep this quote in mind and live my life to the fullest every day.

I’ve had quite the summer in 2022. Over the past few months I have visited the following cities:

Miami, FL

Savannah, GA

Charleston, SC

Asheville, NC

Denver, CO

Aspen, CO

Santa Fe, NM

Vail, CO

Onekama, MI

Long Island, NY

And I’m not even done yet for 2022!

Being so well traveled, I’ve had many friends, family, and peers ask about traveling advice. Most of my top advice comes in the form of choosing the best place to stay. I prefer Airbnbs over hotels for many reasons, such as: a bigger space so that you and a friend can work during the day in separate spaces, easier check in process, and local tips from the owner. To me, choosing Airbnb over a hotel is a simple decision.

Choosing the right Airbnb is not so simple, though.