How to be an Airbnb Ninja – Ready for Anything

Airbnb can be a fantastic way to stay at a unique property or save money compared to staying at a hotel. Be sure to check out our previous article where we discussed details such as filtering the search results and strategies for saving money and earning points and miles.

Part I: Key Things You Need To Know About Booking An Airbnb. This post goes over the foundations of booking an Airbnb.Part II: How to be an Airbnb Ninja - Ready for Anything. Today's post dives into more advanced search strategies and crisis avoidance/management.

Key Things You Need To Know About Booking An Airbnb

In our previous article we discussed some tools, tips, and tricks to help you navigate booking air travel. In this article we’ll tackle accommodation. Specifically we’ll look at one of the biggest movers and shakers in the industry – Airbnb. Let’s move about the cabin and discuss accommodation on the ground.

Airbnb Basics

Airbnb has left VRBO and HomeAway in the dust while also overtaking some hotel chains based on US sales. There are over 7 million Airbnb listings worldwide and some 2 million people are staying in an Airbnb on a given night according to recent statistics.

Big Airbnb Savings on a Trip to Patagonia

I am currently staying about 20 minutes north of a town called San Martin de Los Andes, which is located in the lake region of Argentine Patagonia. San Martin, as locals refer to it, is a fly fishing hub nestled alongside Lácar Lake, surrounded by the Andes and not far from Argentina's border with Chile. Hiking and backpacking options are plentiful with Argentina's version of the Appalachian trail, the Huella Andina, spreading out in either direction north and south.

Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part III

By Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral

This is Part III of our series on how we used miles and points to make possible a 10 week, round-the-world trip in 2018. 

If you missed Part I, you can check it out here.You can find Part II (on airlines) here. 

In Part III we will discuss hotels and accommodations.  For more information on photography, photographers, and places we traveled, please check out reddotbluedot.com.

2017 Chicago Seminar Slides: Airbnb Mastery

At the Chicago Seminars last weekend, Scott gave two presentations:

Airbnb Mastery
Sweetspots 2017

I will publish a post tomorrow with the slides from the Sweetspots 2017 presentation.

Three Ways to Save Money on Airbnb

Right now, if you sign up for Airbnb through my referral link, you’ll get $39 off your first stay, and I’ll get money towards my next stay. Feel free to leave your referral link in the comments.

I've booked myself many stays on Airbnb, a website that lets you rent rooms, apartment, and houses from locals around the world.

5 Ways to Earn Miles You Probably Didn’t Know About

The majority of us earn heaps of miles through sign up bonuses, maximizing category bonuses on credit cards, and flying. And at the end of the day, credit cards are the bread and butter that enable most of us to fly free in First Class.

But there are lots of other ways to earn miles, many of which are passive and all of which require little effort.

Can You Use Arrival Miles for Free Airbnb Stays?

The offer for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus is no longer available. Check out the Top Ten Consumer Travel Credit Cards List or the Top Ten Business Travel Credit Card List for current lucrative offers.

Can you use Arrival miles to get free lodging from airbnb, the easiest way to rent someone else's apartment while you travel?

I talked my brother into getting the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® a couple years ago for the same reasons that I got one, the big sign up bonus and the two miles per dollar on all purchases.

The One Killer Message to Get Big Discounts on Airbnb

I spend a lot of my time in Airbnb apartments, so saving money on each rentals adds up for me. I've discussed tips to save money on Airbnb before including:

Right now, if you sign up for Airbnb through my referral link, you’ll get $27 off your first stay, and I’ll get $27 off my next stay.