“I live for views!” If you follow me on social media, then you may see that I say this a lot. I will travel to a different city, state, or country to experience seeing a different view that I can’t get at home. I love scenic views, whether it’s city, countryside, oceanic, or mountainous, I love them all.
I’ve made it a point to start chasing views around the world. I believe the best way to do that is through Google and Airbnb. These two tools really fuel my addiction for unique views around the world.
“I’m blessed to be able and afford to book a place with a view like this.” This is a statement my friend made to me while on balcony with a view of Toronto, Ontario. My response to that was, “It’s not just about being able to afford it because it wasn’t expensive. It’s about having the mindset and the desire to want to experience something like this and know that you can.”
I know for a fact that people will see some the views I post on Instagram and think “Ooooooo TK got moneeyyyyyyy.” Lol nah, I just have a strong desire to see different views. So instead of going to hotels.com and booking the cheapest hotel I can find for a trip, I go to google and type in the following:
1. Best views of (insert city here)
2. Rooftop bars in (insert city here)
3. Best rooftop bars in the world
4. Infinity pools around the world
5. Rooftop infinity pools
6. Best oceanfront views
7. Best hotel city views
8. Best mountain views in the world
Everything I find is not always feasible for my pockets, but it doesn’t hurt to Google it and be knowledgable of the price and fact that these places exist.
Outside of Google, I explore Airbnb Plus. If you’re not familiar with Airbnb, check out my blog “Where to start.” If you are familiar with Airbnb, be sure to check out its new feature called Airbnb Plus. Airbnb Plus highlights different homes around the world that are uniquely special for everything from scenic views to high-end kitchens. The point is, all it takes is a simple search. Search for what you want before you determine what’s possible.
This blog will be a developing series of views around the world. My mission is to inspire, inspire people to travel more. Here is a list of places I’ve already traveled to that had Airbnbs with amazing views for an affordable price. The list includes the following locations:
1. Paris, France (two different sunrises from the same place)
2. Toronto, Canada
3. Miami, Florida
4. Bangkok, Thailand
5. Nassau, Bahamas
6. Salt Lake City, Utah
7. Costa Rica
This list will grow in time :) Make sure you’re around to see it.
If you’re interested in traveling to any of these locations, please feel free to contact me for more information on the places I've stayed.