3 Step Hideaway – Getting away from it all

3 Step Hideaway – Getting away from it all

3 Step Hideaway Let’s get this right out there – 3 Step Hideaway is a dude ranch for motorcyclists! Last summer, after having ridden the beautiful Valley of the Gods and the Moki Dugway in south Utah, I was on my way to the 3 Step Hideaway. Originally having heard about it from some moto friends, the 3 Step Hideaway is one of the moto-friendly business profiles you’ll find on MotoStays.  Since I was passing through the area on my way back to Seattle, it was a no brainer that I stop in and check it out.  Homesteaded in the 1800’s this property is nestled in rolling hills and valleys of eastern Utah with stunning views as far as the eyes can see and the Colorado Rockies looming in the distance. A destination in its own right, 3 Step Hideaway is conveniently located just over an hour SE of Moab between Moab and Cortez CO.  Backroads with no traffic and with about a .5 mile gravel road makes getting their interesting and pleasant ride (watch out for the deer). It was like riding into a western movie, and I couldn’t help but feel like Clint Eastwood, parking my iron horse out front and dismounting.  Really, it is that cool. As luck would have it, my timing was perfect – I arrived just as a dinner of big fat grilled steaks and corn on the cob were being served up along with a warm greeting by owners Scott & Julie making me feel welcome and right at home.  I washed it all down with cold, regional beers that is served...
Moral Implications of Home Sharing

Moral Implications of Home Sharing

This is a bit of an usual blog post for us, but I think it is worth a read if you believe in the Sharing Economy. Most importantly it highlights many of the reasons we know make home sharing so powerful and important.   The following article appeared in the October 7th 2014 issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Positive Moral Implications of Sharing Home http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/positive-moral-implications-of-sharing-home/Content?oid=2908422.   It was written by Rev. Melinda McLain who lives in Twin Peaks CA. and preaches at the Mira Vista United Church of Christ. My interest in the article is not that she is a pastor and looking at this topic from that point of view, rather it is just how insightful she is and spot on about the value of home sharing. (See below.) I also like her phrase about “having space to share” vs. use of “home sharing.” It usually isn’t the whole house but offering a room etc. that is an important part of the Sharing Economy movement.   This is true whether you are a motorcyclist using MotoStays.com with our pay-it-forward model or AirBnB.com that uses a for-profit plan. You can find the whole article here http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/positive-moral-implications-of-sharing-home/Content?oid=2908422 but I thought it would be valuable to pull out some snippets and share directly. This piece was posted in the Opinions section of the paper as a comment on the San Francisco city vote being taking. This is primarily in regards to the very successful AirBnB model and the implication/impact of their rapid growth. You can learn the deep details here: https://sites.google.com/site/hspositionpaper/. BTW, it should be noted that San Francisco did indeed pass the...