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New York City on New Years Eve.  Who hasn't thought about doing this trip?  I decided to make it happen last year, but as you can imagine, hotels are an expensive proposition in Manhattan.    We decided to make it a group trip - friends from around the country meeting up for a post-college trip.  We needed a large enough space to accommodate all of us, and expensive hotel rooms with two beds wasn't happening.  Nor a gigantic and prohibatively e...

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Last year when I was planning a trip to Lyon, France I spent hours searching for affordable hotels. I wanted a smaller hotel, with a bit of charm, in a good neighborhood for exploring the city. While there were some good options available,nothing was exactly affordable by my standards. I started asking friends and aquantances for recommendations in hopes that I could get an insiders scoop the accomodations in Lyon. That's when a friend suggestion that I look at a vacation rental. A quick...

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For whatever reason, KLM Airlines has decided to give Airbnb users the chance to spend the night on one of their aircrafts. I'm not talking about one of those dreadful overnight flights with your seat neighbor coughing on you and the baby behind you crying while you try to get even a couple minutes of shut eye on a plane that is way to small for the number of people on it. My apologies, i was getting off track there. Let me get back to the good... KLM announced the other week that the...

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Last month when I was in United States I had a layover in San Francisco when I heard a couple briefly mention something about how the city of San Fran was trying to push out companies like Airbnb, VRBO, etc.. I didn't hear why, but it got me thinking and it makes a bit of sense. In a way it's very similar to the Uber vs Taxi Cab fight going on world wide right now.  In case you aren't aware, Taxi Cabs everywhere are waging war against the trendy ride share programs. They ...

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