Many people have asked me how I am able to share my travel experiences in a unique and colourful way that lasts for a long time. That certainly applies for all of my travels, both professionally and during my spare time.
As content creator, travel photographer and consultant, travelling is required. And in fact, it’s physically demanding. I have been sharing my struggles throughout 2018 to stay in shape as I am a passionate athlete who is committed to regular exercising, a clean and consistent diet and systematically tracks my progress.
It’s worth considering your time and your effort to look for affordable, unique, and home-feeling accommodations during your travels. Throughout my time in Australia in 2016, I was kind of skeptical about the services that Airbnb offered. Not because I felt uncomfortable to stay and live in someone else’s house or apartment, but the convenience that hotels and their services have.
Here are some key takeaways that have truly made it easier for me to work and live in consistence with my core issues as travelling takes up more than half of my whole weeks:
- Creating your own little heaven: Choosing the right accommodation can either give you the trophy that you want for your overall experience or totally mess it up. I’ve been living in different Airbnb listing. Choosing the same one for my business travels every week for my client services, from rooftop apartments in Berlin for that workshop week to apartments on the 16th floor in Dubai for my vacation trips. Even though I sometimes wish to travel less for business, I consistently ensure to make myself as comfortable as possible to not overwhelmingly exhaust my physical conditions.
- Live like the locals: Experience how it feels like to live like the locals. What might be different than in what you know from your home country? It’s a good opportunity to get in touch with the locals but also with other travellers since Airbnb offers booking tours to diverse local destinations, too. But more importantly, it provides you a unique touch to your overall experience that you probably don’t get in any other hotel.
- Stay consistent: If you belong to those business travellers who are way too often away from home (speaking form my personal experience), then Airbnb offers you an incredible advantage over “normal” hotel rooms. If you are not keen to collect specific membership programmes, then Airbnb can offer you the consistency that you are used to from home. Preparing your favourite meals or making it easier for you to work on your workout goals (and yes, it already starts at the kitchen table!) is something that those listings can offer you,
- It’s cheaper than hotel rooms: Depending on the region and the city travel, Airbnb may offer you much more affordable accommodations than hotels. It’s worth to check out both options. I also faced the exact opposite where normal hotel listings were much cheaper than Airbnbs. So, do your Google research and make you not to spend too much on your accommodations if it’s a constraint to your budget.