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why you're missing out if you're not using airbnb

why you're missing out if you're not using airbnb

If there's one thing I'm not, it's an early adopter.  It's not that I think I am, but I'm not, I know I'm not on the edge of all things new, cool, and hip.  

When Danny and I first started using Airbnb, I felt like we were among the first of our friends and family to give it a shot, and however true that may be, we certainly weren't among its first users - after all, Airbnb got its start in 2008, but we didn't book our first stay until the summer of 2014. 

marcillac-vallon, france

marcillac-vallon, france

We spent the second night of our French road trip in the small town of Marcillac-Vallon.  I didn't necessarily choose Marcillac-Vallon, it was just on our route and the town I wanted to stay in didn't have any Airbnbs in our price range, so, in a sense, it chose us.  I was planning to get into town late and leave early the next morning, just continuing on with our itinerary, and leaving no time at all to see the little village.  However, our hosts were the picture of hospitality - and they weren't the first or the last!  We encountered this over and over in France!  Such kind people inviting us to be a part of their homes and lives and providing fantastic food that we couldn't help put other plans on pause to experience real life with real people - and it was beautiful.  

cahors, france

cahors, france

On Friday night we left Toulouse in our rental car and headed north for Cahors, the first stop on our road trip around southern France.  Cahors caught my eye because of its pretty bridge, the Pont Valentré.  We got in to our Airbnb as it was getting dark, which wasn't our plan, but we decided to stop for groceries before leaving Toulouse so that we could have some picnics in the coming days, and that set us behind a bit.  There wasn't anything too noteworthy about our stay that evening except it did have the best WiFi of our trip.