tiled floor looking down at sneakers

Bad Airbnbs and Buyer’s Remorse: The Stays We Wish We Could Take Back

Well, it finally happened. After years of extensive Airbnb travel, we’ve officially jumped ship after arriving at a bad Airbnb. Once we’d seen the place in person, we reloaded our bags into the trunk and headed down the road to a nondescript hotel chain, knowing full well that we’d eat the cost of the one night booking. After a long day in the car, we were exhausted, and had no intention of calling Airbnb to

private airbnb in a windmill in the Kent countryside in England

The Private Airbnb: The Five Flavors of the “Entire Place” Home Type

Moving from one Airbnb to the next, our stays vary in all sorts of unpredictable ways, from the coziness of the bed to the walkability of the neighborhood to the preparedness of the kitchen. When we first started traveling, we found it just as difficult to anticipate the amount of privacy we’d have at a given Airbnb, even when we’d opt for the “Entire Place” home type. But the more we traveled, the better we got

bright yellow field off California Highway 1

FAQ: Full Time Travel Answers for the Potential Nomad

This past weekend we reached a momentous milestone: one year of Airbnb living! To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered up all the questions we’ve received from readers considering a nomadic adventure and compiled our thoughts about full time travel here. We’re excited to expand this post, so if you have a different question, let us know! Just leave a comment below and we’ll get to work on an answer. Enjoy! Destinations HOW DO YOU DECIDE

adorable Airbnb cottage in Goldendale, Washington

How to Get Invited Back: 10 Tips to Become the Ideal Airbnb Guest

With each Airbnb stay, our goal is to be the guests our host would happily invite back. As we eagerly await the roll out of the new Superguest designation, we’ve spent some time picking apart our own behavior, looking for the small actions guests can take to win over their hosts. Whether you’re a seasoned Airbnb traveler or brand new to the community, here are 10 tips to become the ideal Airbnb guest. 1) Actually

flowchart to decide what to keep when downsizing for full-time travel

15 Questions to Downsize for Full-Time Travel

Since we were freshman in college, each year has brought with it additional space. Shared dorms turned into individual singles, first apartments came with basement storage units next to the communal laundry machines, and by the time we merged our households, we had an entire garage and basement ready to welcome the unwieldy accumulation of material belongings which we referred to, like any good American, as our stuff. The decision to travel full-time prompted a

Odin and Jay wade in the Pacific Ocean outside of Vancouver

5 Tips for Full-Time Travel with a Four-Legged Friend

In the flurry of deciding to travel full-time, our beloved dog Odin was the variable that introduced the most complexity. When we left the Midwest, he was almost three, somewhat well trained, and enamored with the sound of the garage door which told him one of us was home from work. Our initial concern was whether the quantity of pet-friendly Airbnbs was large enough to sustain continuous travel. But after a bit of online research



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Hi there! We’re Erin and Jay, and we’re so happy you’re visiting bnbNomad. We discovered Airbnb in the spring of 2017 when we embarked on a nomadic adventure exploring North America. With our lanky pup Odin in tow, we lived for a year in Airbnbs, working remotely during the day and soaking in our surroundings by night. From New England farms to Southwest cabins, our generous hosts and their distinctive homes made our adventures more incredible than we could have imagined. As avid Airbnb travelers, bnbNomad is our small way of giving back to a community we love. We share the hosting tricks we adore as guests, feature homes and destinations from our journeys, and give travelers around the world an inside look at the unique perspective Airbnb has to offer.

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