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.
Halfway through our first trip around the world, we found two lightweight 30 liter Quechua backpacks that weighed only 510 grams and cost only 15 USD each. Previously we were traveling with a 40 liter Patagonia pack and a Samsonite carryon suitcase. 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.