2022 was the year we went to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Norway, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Poland, and the Netherlands.
We should have known in early February, when we evacuated my mother from China. We were in a small town in Colombia then with no running hot water, a world away.
We had been traveling with a 40 liter Patagonia pack and a carry-on suitcase, but we figured we could simply buy new clothes with all the baggage fees we’d save.
We are in our third year of full-time travel and recently realized we can keep doing this indefinitely without either of us ever holding a conventional job.
We live in Airbnbs almost full time as we travel the world. This year, we noticed that Airbnb rolled out a new Pay part now, part later option for certain reservations.
Three years of travel and over a hundred Airbnbs later, here are the ones we liked best. Cleanliness, design, value, location, and privacy are our top factors.