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Don’t be Silly, Airbnb Isn’t Only for Backpackers!

As a backpacker, when I look for places to stay at night, I usually just look for the cheapest option that doesn’t look absolutely awful. Because I’m usually traveling for a few months, I need to make sure I can stretch every dollar I have. The easiest way to stretch each dollar is saving on accommodation. When I’m traveling on a business trip this is a whole different situation. Although I want to save every penny I have, sleep and comfort is a lot more important during a business trip. I always choose to use Airbnb instead of a hotel for a number of reasons. Save money! First and foremost,

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Airbnb or Hotel? How to Get the Most Out of Tokyo

Your next vacation or business trip is fast approaching and you still haven’t figured out a place to stay. Quit procrastinating already and let me help you look at your options. So what’ll it be? Hotel? Resort? Hostel? Those crazy-looking capsule pods? There are plenty of options when traveling to Tokyo and depending on what your plans are, some may be better than others. You may have also heard about this new-ish service called Airbnb. It’s been around since 2008 but it’s starting to become extremely popular all across the world including Asia. What is Airbnb? First, let’s cover the basics. Airbnb is a service in which homeowners rent out a

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Cozy, Friendly, Peaceful and Inviting. These Rentals Won’t Disappoint!

Not into hotels with boring, lifeless hallways and run-of-the-mill rooms? How about listening to heavy elevator doors open and shut all night? Losing sleep because the guests upstairs don’t know how to walk quietly in their high-heels? Tired of waiting in line at the check-in counter when suffering from jet lag? We’ve all been there and it can indeed put a damper on your visit when dealing with such annoyances. What about if you instead stayed at a lovely, cozy private property with personalized service with a real homey, peaceful atmosphere? This wonderful alternative has become extremely popular for visitors to Tokyo. Just to experience a more local vibe per

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