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The Perfect Stocked Pantry

April 27, 2017 Candace Quinn

The Perfect Stocked Pantry

As a chef and blogger, I get asked often to share just what I would want in a home-away-from-home pantry.  While part of the excitement for me is to visit the grocery aisles and delis of the local destinations where I travel, it is nice to never have to buy the basics…as long as what is in the pantry has been stored properly, has not reached its expiration date, and appears clean.  Minimums: Salt Pepper Sugar Flour Corn starch Baking soda (two boxes in case the refrigerator needs one)  Everyday essentials: First night’s coffee, even if it is instant A...


What the Business Traveler REALLY wants—are you Business Traveler Ready?

January 01, 2017 Michael Quinn

What the Business Traveler REALLY wants—are you Business Traveler Ready?

We had an exceptionally informative time at the Airbnb Open in LA last fall. We attended the Business Traveler Round table. We learned that the business traveler prefers their own space (whole home, or partial secluded area of a home three to one!), a private bath, and their average stay is 4.5 days. They are typically willing to pay more (since their client/company pays). They want to park their rental cars, store their luggage pre and post check-in/out, and they appreciate that you have thought of everything. Airbnb Business Managers suggest that at a minimum, the following amenities are required....