Friday, January 9, 2015

Airbnb: Perfect website for all you wanderlusts out there.

I'll give you 10 seconds to answer me. Any later than that will mean that you are!
1.. 2.. 10! Time's up!
Yes, you're a wanderlust then. Keep on reading.

 So just like me, one of your dreams, life goals, bucketlist or whatever, is to travel. Unfortunately in my case, getting to travel to other countries is still just a mere wish that I often daydream about on a regular basis. I come from an average family which does not spend money lavishly on holidays so we usually keep our travels just around Malaysia, nowhere further. My mom always tell me that if I want to travel far away from home, it should be because I deserve it and is based on my hard work so that I'll appreciate my trip more. That is true. It's still kinda sad and a bit heart shattering to know that it'll take me years to achieve my goals but hey, I found something to glue back my fragile little heart as well as prepare myself for a journey that is bound to happen one day, InsyaAllah.

Here it is, the website I want to share with all of my fellow readers (as if I have any) that will put you on the edge of your seat, planning your trips probably years before you get to pack your bags and 'go', while chanting praises for the creator of, JENG JENG JENG.... !!

lol I'm so overreacting.

However, this website is not for hotel-lovers. Why? Because they only display homes, apartments and rooms for vacation rentals in over 190 countries all over the world! How amazing is that?! And if you don't want to burn a hole in your pocket but still want to stay in a beautiful home away from home, this is the website for you (perfect for backpack travellers!). Using the provided filter to sort out your price range, room types, etc., finding a nice place that is within your budget is never easier. Of course, these comfortable homes must be owned by someone and most reviews on most of the vacation rentals listed on Airbnb have amazing positive feedbacks on the owner of these homes. So I think contacting hosts will be the least of my worries when I use Airbnb in the future. Hm, I'm starting to think that everything about this website is fuzzy and warm inside out.

Oh and what's great about this "www" is that you can rent unique places too, like barns, caravans, even castles! Tell me that's not cool!

I can't wait to use this website before I step into foreign countries one day. Can't, CAN'T wait.
Go ahead guys, explore this website and make use of it to plan your future trips and save a heck load of your moolah.

P/s: Check the Airbnb community for more insights on how travelling with Airbnb works. They have videos of Airbnb users that have hosted travellers before and they never fail to give me goosebumps whenever I watch 'em. There are also posts from travellers sharing stories of how their holidays went when using Airbnb services so you'll know what to expect when it's your turn to travel. Warning! These vids and posts will also make you tak sabar to go travelling and meet new people!