There Are Online Classes To Learn About Traveling On A Budget & You Can Pay What You Want For Them

Lots of people always want to know how to learn the “secrets” of cheap travel. In fact, that’s how Joe and I started Your Mileage May Vary – our friends saw how we saved money and traveled well by using points and miles, and lots of them said Joe should run classes to teach what he knows. Well, he really didn’t have time for that, so I suggested he start a blog. And here we are. 😉

Joe does have his Basics Of How To Get Started Earning Points & Miles Balances post and that gives a nice, overall idea of how to get started. But there’s still so much more you can learn. A lot of our posts have a lot of that info, and lots of other bloggers on Boarding Area have some great “teaching” posts, too.  But I found a place online that has 9 different online courses to help you learn about all different aspects of travel and right now, you can pay whatever you want to get access to them.

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More Reasons To Be Wary About Airbnbs

We’ve suggested that people be cautious about Airbnb for a while now. There’ve just been too many stories about hidden, undisclosed cameras, as well as various other tales about/for potential Airbnb guests and hosts that make us very hesitant about using Airbnb.

Unfortunately, it looks like the posts we’ve done only scratched the surface.

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Use Airbnb? Watch Out For Hidden Cameras

If you’ve ever used or considered using Airbnb, these are not the headlines you want to see:

Couple Uncovers Hidden Cameras In Nightmare Airbnb: Police (Huffington Post, 10/11/17)
People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras In Their Airbnbs (NY Post, 12/4/17)
Couple Visiting Toronto Says They Found A Hidden Camera In Their Airbnb Rental (CBC, 9/11/18)
Spy Cameras Are Popping Up In Airbnb Rentals (ABC Action News, 11/15/18)
Airbnb Refunds Guest Who Found Indoor Cameras During His Family’s Stay
(Washington Post, 1/17/19)

So what’s up with that???

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Niche Alternatives for Airbnb

The growth of Airbnb over less than a decade has been staggering. From its humble beginning as a couple in San Francisco who rented out their loft to make some extra money to a modern-day business with an operating income for $450 billion in 2017 (last known numbers), it’s been, for many homeowners and guests, something of a godsend.

But for others, not so much.

There are several groups of people who, for reasons, the traditional Airbnb setup just wouldn’t work as well as one would hope. But fortunately, there are plenty of smaller companies who cater to those in these niche markets.

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Analysis Of The Airline Pilot On Grindr While At Work, The Bag NOT To Check, Great Credit Card Checklist, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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