Distance: 1 mile and yoga at home
Thinking of a few more brief trips and looking at Airbnb and VRBO. No matter how nice the place, some part of me hesitates to stay in someone else's place and starts thinking 'hotel.' Other people's places come in on the same channel as eating at a fancy restaurant. I think I'll have to spend time fluffing up the owners - complimenting them on their place, chatting with them in general, living and leaving things just the right way. The way you sometimes have to sort of fawn over the waiter and the food.
Lots of people swap houses with strangers. And love it. I can't imagine - even though it would make travel so much more affordable.
I really have to laugh at the layers upon layers of my travel quirkiness. Rather wish I could laugh; it is so pathetic and doesn't fit my once upon a time ego at all. Oh well..