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.
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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Worldschooling is on the rise. Families packing up and traveling, kids learning as they go. Not all of us desire to uproot our lives completely, and yet we can adapt worldschool ideas to our own families, right where we are.
“It was our second stay in the Sleepy Sandpiper and it was like coming home. We love Alexandra´s house and we enjoyed our vacation in this private and quiet location. A few modifications have been done since last year. For us it´s the absolutely perfect place to spend our family holiday and for sure we will come back.”
I have enjoyed Sleepy Sandpiper more than once and plan to enter this quiet neighborhood home again. The nearby Gulf calls my name as well as Pop’s Ferry for delicious seafood and a beautiful view. Shopping is nearby for convenience.
It is close to Sarasota and not too far from Tampa for nearby excursions to the Dali Museum or perhaps Ringling Museum. I believe you will enjoy the comfort of the Sleepy Sandpiper.
Wonderful accommodations! Clean, several amenities provided. Perfect for a family or in our case two couples. Communication with Alexandra was excellent. Loved having the laundry on site. Easy walk to beach and ice cream shop! Really enjoyed our stay here.
Casey Key is home to those who bought modest beach cottages decades ago and those who have built gulf-to-bay mansions.
Stephen King is one of Casey Key’s most famous (infamous?) residents. His home is at the very northern end of the island.
While Stephen King is involved in supporting the broader Sarasota community, his publicity appearances are uncommon. If you are in the Sarasota area in March, you’ll have a chance to meet him at Bookstore1 on March 15, 2017.
“Stephen King, one of the best-selling authors of all time, will sign copies of his newest book “End of Watch” at 2 p.m. March 15. King divides his time between homes in Maine and on Casey Key.
“The store said that King will sign only copies of “End of Watch” and those copies must be purchased at Bookstore1. Books went on sale Feb. 20. At the time of purchase, each customer will receive a place-in-line ticket to be presented at the door the day of the event.
We loved the Sleepy Sandpiper! Alexandra was the perfect host, thinking of all the little things for a great stay, including beach towels, chairs and kid’s beach toys! Not to mention that her communication was excellent! The home was exactly what we needed – enough space for me and my husband, 2 kids and my parents with room to spare. It’s close to everything and even just a short walk to the beach! Lovely trip and we would so love to come back!