7 Tips to Being a Awesome Guest

7 Tips to Being a Awesome Guest

Spring is here and a lot of us have starting planning our motorcycle travel and summer rides. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find new twisties, jaw dropping vistas and the perfect setting for a motorcycle selfie. As you get out on the road this year, keep MotoStays at the top of your mind. This is your tribe with new members popping up all over the world; and as such there are some pretty cool opportunities are just waiting to be had.  If you haven’t tried home sharing yet, whether as a host or traveler, let’s face it, the first time could possibly feel a little let’s say, awkward.   But all you really need to do is read the reviews of other member experiences to know how much fun they can be and friendships are born. If you’ve been using MotoStays, then you know what we’re talking about. So how do you get the most out of your experience? You can start with being an awesome guest and here’s a few helpful tips. 1.  Be the Guest you would want to host We’ve all had visitors, whether family or friends, who we separate into the “can’t wait to see you again” and the “don’t let the door hit you in the ass” categories.   You need to be the in the first one!   Be polite, kind and considerate. Hosts open their homes and worlds to you and want to have a good experience too, so as the traveler be a good person and your experience will be all that much better. 2.  Communicate your needsCommunication is...
Woman Sleeping Alone – Guest Blog

Woman Sleeping Alone – Guest Blog

I have had the pleasure to know Rashmi Tambe of Global Women Who Ride fame for some time virtually.  Finally we had a chance to meet face to face.  Her site has so many compelling stories – you really should check it out if you have not.  Her reviews in the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and such are always informative and good fun too.  You can learn more about Rashmi here: http://www.globalwomenwhoride.com/the-author/  As a true road warrior she is out traveling again – last I heard in Bombay/Mumbai India.  Travel well!! Rashmi’s post: A few weeks ago I had coffee with my friend Tad who has recently started MotoStays, a homesharing service for motorcyclists. We talked a little bit about what measures the site could take to make the idea of staying with strangers more safe for women motorcyclists on the road and he requested that I wrote more about my experiences with traveling alone. I agreed to think it over and put my own experiences down in words. This article is what came of it. Paraphrase for homesharing part only here:  (Read the full post here. ) HOME SHARING NETWORKS Which brings me to the final form of accommodation, namely other people’s homes. Strange people’s homes, to be precise. If I had been writing this ten years ago, this would have been a no-no. However, in the era of Couchsurfing and Air BnB, those barriers have long been shattered. While people renting out rooms in their homes to travelers is nothing new, it’s only recently that these have become so easily discoverable. The best experiences I’ve had have been on Couchsurfing, not on Air BnB,...