At Home in the World

I spotted the new AirBnB Mag yesterday, appropriately enough, at an airport kiosk.  When I saw it was the inaugural issue, I had to buy it.



We used AirBnB for travel long before we started hosting (aff) — and from the beginning I’ve loved their vision for travel and hospitality. I wasn’t disappointed by the magazine. It made for great airplane reading and fodder for travel dreaming.

Exploring Havana was the cover story — oh, how I’ve longed to go there!  Other beach vacations and summer hot spots were highlighted, too — though the Sleepy Sandpiper wasn’t mentioned (this time!)

I liked the combination of travel tips and pics of exotic places — but was really impressed with the thoughtfulness of the longer articles.


THERE IS A LOVELY PHRASE FROM NIETZSCHE that says the goal of life is to become who you really are. I think he means we should explore all our possibilities, and there are bits of us, waiting to be discovered, lodged in faraway places. So one can see the impulse to travel as a desire to complete ourselves.

Alain de Botton, airbnbmag

Airbnb seems to have really touched upon our travel zeitgeist — the desire to experience, do, explore, become. . . to find ourselves at home in the world.

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