What can I say about my latest addiction to AirBnB? AirBnB is a travel website, but don’t you dare compare it to HotWire or any of that gross and confusing website formatting. With that marvelous website, you can fulfill your wanderlust to literally anywhere in the world without breaking the bank because you stay in actual people’s homes and apartments. Oh, did we mention you can also stay in cabins, tree houses, boats, private islands, castles, and snow domes? Well you can! How’s that for options?

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Via AirBnB:

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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AirBnB has been featured on CNN, BBC, NBC, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal because it’s definitely a game changer for the way the modern layperson travels. AirBnB lays out Six Golden Rules for both travelers and hosts (you can list your space for free, by the way!) to ensure the most open level of communication and safety. Not only can you go on their website and search for your ultimate unique vacation, they’re also available on the App Store, where they already have a 4.5 star rating.

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Don’t really know where you want to go? In a last-minute squeeze? Don’t fret! AirBnB comes up with collections of fabulous abodes to inspire some travel ideas, such as Artist Abodes, Accommodating Architecture, Holiday Built for Two and the Land of Milk and Honeymoons. They also have a “Find a place, tonight!” features that will search for immediate availabilities.

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Personally, I already have about 4 vacations booked (in my head). You should try using AirBnB today!

For more on how AirBnB works, check out their video:

Will you be using AirBnB for your next getaway?

Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.


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