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To Airbnb Or Not To Airbnb – That’s The Question To Airbnb Or Not To Airbnb – That’s The Question
Once all the flights are booked, I go back to my list of accommodations and simply fill in the blanks for the rest of... To Airbnb Or Not To Airbnb – That’s The Question

Once all the flights are booked, I go back to my list of accommodations and simply fill in the blanks for the rest of the trip, one baby step at a time.

Where To Stay

Since there are usually less airplanes landing at the destination on any given day compared to the amount of hotels available, this should be relatively easy. I pick a place to sleep that I like based on price as well as reviews or my own past experiences. With a flight and hotel secured, it’s time for me to start thinking about what I want to do while I’m there.

Is It Better To Stay In An Airbnb Or Get A Hotel?

I don’t like Airbnb for many different reasons – the main one being that hotels and resorts treat me very well because of my status. I always get upgraded to better rooms, and often get additional privileges. Saving a few dollars on an Airbnb therefore becomes a less desirable experience, even if you didn’t consider the many issues you might encounter dealing with individual Airbnb providers in far-flung destinations.

Get Started

Want to try Airbnb? I’ve had a few really good Airbnb stays, but prefer chains that give me the experience I’m looking for in the first place. If you do decide to join Airbnb you’ll get a special discount off your first trip through this Airbnb invitation link.

My Travel Book

This post contains excerpts from my travel book The Freedom Project, a #1 international bestseller available on Amazon and finer book retailers worldwide.

The Freedom Project shows a new approach to travel as a lifestyle. Travel has countless benefits to all areas of life, and they are available to everyone. This book is the liberating blueprint for finding freedom and happiness in your traveling life.

The Freedom Project: Travel


My Travel Course

Let’s See The World, Differently: Upgrade your experiences with flights, hotels, free trips – it’s all inside. I share step by step how I implemented the travel hacking principles from my book The Freedom Project. Using screen recordings of my own accounts, I show you exactly how I go about booking free airfare, getting upgraded in hotels (including Las Vegas) and how I’m currently able to get a free Bahamas trip every year.

Travel Revolution

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at