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Jun 7th 2011 3:35PM I've used Airbnb a couple different times and have loved it. I'm not a hostel guy, but I don't always like staying at and paying the money for hotels, so I think this is a great in-between. I've had excellent experiences thus far and have preferred this over similar products. Offers a much better user experience IMO than VRBO and I only look at properties that have been reviewed.
Sep 1st 2010 4:12PM What would I do with an "All You Can Jet Pass"? I'd fly to ever city JetBlue flys to non-stop until the end of the month, get a bunch of sponsors to pay me, write an ebook about how to fly around the world and get sponsors to pay you mad money, recruit some affiliates and BOOYAH...I'm rollin' in cash, money
Aug 12th 2010 5:14PM It appears that this is probably getting out of hand soon, if not already, judging from the tweets on Twitter right now. To be honest, I applaud Mike Barish because if I would've been writing this, then I wouldn't have had a lot of restraint, and it would've probably cost me...maybe some respect, maybe something else. I didn't get the vibe that this was an attacking post. I've been observing lately what are some disconcerting trends in so called "travel blogging" or "travel writing" if that's what you want to even call it anymore. So we can just talk behind closed doors and conversations, or we can talk about these things, not get defensive and reclaim that, which is getting muddled. I sense that people's feeling are getting hurt by this and others are feeling threatened. I'm sure brands feel the same way everyday of the year when there's someone else writing about something they did or didn't do. I think this is fostering and bringing up discussion that needs to be brought up and can only imagine that if this is seen as an attack, what other future posts by others with stronger feelings will bring.
Aug 12th 2010 3:01PM Mike, THANK YOU. This represents a lot of what I've had beef with lately, but have only said publicly through snarky tweets.
I've observed what I think is a change over the last few months where traveling and writing about it has become a lot more about who ranks where, who makes the most money traveling and writing about it, who gets the most hits (website hits in this context, though I can only imagine that you could throw other types of "hits" into the mix), who has the most retweets and followers and blah, blah, blah. It's like it's become a big used car sales lot where everyone's trying to sell their low riders with spoilers and spinners that are in fact lemons.."We're dealin"..
Can't we just travel, explore and write about it without this other stuff?
By the way, I'm writing an ebook that will go on sale soon. Everyone buy a copy and retweet please.