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Managing your home guidebook

A growing number of people are hosting guests in their home through platforms like Airbnb, home exchanges, couchsurfing, or housesitting. And this means lots of guests who need to know house rules, where to find stuff, and how basic things work. Some hosts just put out a single sheet of paper with the wifi password […]

Creating an online home guide for your guests

If you’ve set up a home exchange or you are going to rent out your home on a platform like AirBnb you need to provide guests with some basic information about your house. Maybe this is only the wifi password and where to find clean towels. I like to err on the side of too […]

Coral: a New Tool for Home Sharing

As an active home swapper I have a visitors’ guide that’s 9 pages long. It includes details on how to operate appliances and other technology, where to find stuff like extra toilet paper and towels, and also interesting attractions in the neighborhood and beyond. Much of it is organized it by room, to help people find […]

Free Books for Travel

This post is quite popular, so I was inspired to republish it with some updated info about book swapping I love reading, and books are one of my favorite ways of passing time on long flights, train and bus rides. When I’m traveling alone a good book makes a fine dinner companion. And escaping into a book is […]

Book Review: How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

Nomadic Matt has become one of the top travel bloggers (as measured by traffic), by just doing what he loves, traveling the world and writing about it. He published a book based on his area of specialty: traveling on a budget. And in 2015 he released an updated version of this book, prompting his current road trip promotional […]

Travel Technology: Review of TPG To Go

TPG To Go is a new phone app from The Points Guy that will help you figure out which credit cards to use to maximize bonuses. It can be downloaded for either iphone or android. There are some aspects of this app that are really sophisticated and useful, and some aspects I don’t need. Overall TPG To […]

Free Technology Tools for Travelers

There are a lot of new technology tools for travelers that I come across in various forums and articles. Two free ones I’ve become a big fan of recently are AwardWallet and Tripit. Unlike most tools which seem cool in concept but which I never end up actually using, AwardWallet and Tripit actually do make my life […]

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