One of my goals in life is to make traveling a priority, even if it means I have to take smaller smaller trips here and there for the sake of savoring my limited vacation days. Venturing away from home and exploring the world is what makes life worthwhile, you know? Switching up the scenery helps gets the creative juices flowing. Because I don’t know about you, but I’ve never thought, “I feel so creative!” staring at a gray cube wall.
When it comes to making travel plans, I like do my homework. I research local restaurants, bars and coffee shops. I find out where the locals go to shop and hang out. I read a shit ton of Yelp reviews. And I’ve been known to spend hours on Airbnb looking for the perfect Pinterest-worthy place to stay.
Fritz and I both stayed in our first Airbnb on a trip to San Diego (check it out here, it’s adorbs). We were greeted by bottles of wine, a binder filled with recommendations for restaurants and shopping, snacks on snacks, and our own private garage. I absolutely loved the experience, and felt more at home than I ever have in a hotel. There’s something pretty special about that. Have you ever done the whole Airbnb thing?
And speaking of traveling, I’m off the Naples, Florida for a long weekend! So while you read this, I’ll finish packing (nothing like waiting till the last minute, right?).
Without further ado, here are five super cozy Airbnb’s to stay in on your next trip:
Austin – 6 guests, $475/night
If I could move into this place, I so would. Loads of natural light? Check. Vaulted ceilings? Check. Featured by Camille Styles and one of Austin’s interior design magazines? Check, check. Shall I go on…see for yourself here.
Nashville – 4 guests, $185/night
This two-bedroom home is used as a photo studio for artists. So, if that doesn’t scream “NASHVILLE,” then I don’t know what does. Book here.
Eclectic, bright, a little boho and quintessentially San Francisco. Check availability for this one-bedroom Victorian home here.
The host claims “a unique mix of modern and vintage decor sets this lofty 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment apart from the typical cookie-cutter Chicago condo,” and I couldn’t agree more. Book your weekend trip here.
This newly renovated home was built over 100 years ago and is located in Savannah’s historic district, just a mere stone throw away from from the design district, Bull street, Forsyth Park, and Broughton Street. If you want to feel like a local, this is your place. Book here.