Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer

Starting tomorrow, Josh and I begin to phase back into our school year routines, and he starts taking back over the daily operations of the Airbnbs. While my taking them over during the summer afforded a lot of valuable time for him to be at the house project and not driving back and forth fromContinue reading “Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer”

The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now

I’ve harped a lot this summer on the the crazy reviews we get from guests in our Airbnbs. We generally like the people who stay with us, but they can have some strange requests and demands, and can get fixated on some strange things. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check back toContinue reading “The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now”

Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!

Since taking over the Aribnb’s this summer, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the prospect of managing them. On the one hand, it’s nice to communicate with people, to be hospitable and helpful in answering their questions and making sure they have what they need, and in making sure the little extra touches that willContinue reading “Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!”

3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!

This summer, Josh turned over all the managerial duties of our three Airbnbs to me so that I could run the day to day operations while he worked exclusively on the new house during the day. I’ve helped to manage the cleaning and turnover side of the properties before, but there was actually quite aContinue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!”

Why we cry for a building…

I have never been to the Notre Dame cathedral, and now, I will never get to see it as it stood for centuries. Paris has long been on my bucket list of cities to visit, but on our two trips to Europe in 2016 and 2018, we opted for the Adriatic region around Italy andContinue reading “Why we cry for a building…”

Five things for the start of April

April has traditionally been the start of one of my antsy times of the year. The snow is melted and it looks/feels like it wants to be spring. But the weather continues to crazily fluctuate, sometimes giving you sixty degrees while other times plummeting back into the thirties. Things aren’t exactly green yet, but mostContinue reading “Five things for the start of April”

Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!

One of, I think, the greatest features of Netflix is the recommendations they make about what you should watch based off another title you’ve watched. Admittedly, sometimes these titles have very little to do with what you might actually be in the mood to view, but other times, these suggestions can lead you down aContinue reading “Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!”

The meal I simply can’t forget (and how you can try and duplicate it)

I want you to close your eyes. Ok…read the next paragraph first, then close your eyes and imagine! I want you to think about the greatest meal you’ve ever eaten. Maybe it was a holiday. Maybe it was a home cooked creation worthy of a five-star restaurant. Maybe it was on vacation. Maybe it’s yourContinue reading “The meal I simply can’t forget (and how you can try and duplicate it)”

thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN

An amazing thing happened recently. An international reader of ink. contacted me to let me know that she and her family were traveling to Rochester, MN, and they had looked up our Airbnb rentals that I have previously spilled some ink about. Unfortunately, all three of our apartments were booked over part of the timeContinue reading “thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN”

Your day in one bag

Earlier this year, I attempted to overall the way I went about my day. I generally carry at least three bags to work. I had my work/computer bag, my gym bag, and my lunch bag. I also carried a purse, which I often left locked in my car as I didn’t have a great placeContinue reading “Your day in one bag”