The fun thing about renting out our house on Airbnb is that we get to meet a lot of great people from all over the country (a few from different countries, but not many). Last April, we rented out our whole house to a family who were in town for their daughter’s BYU graduation. We met Elaine at check-in, found out we had some mutual acquaintances, and got on really well.
After their stay, she told us we could come visit them in Nashville anytime, probably thinking (like most people) that we wouldn’t take them up on the offer. But when there’s a new city to explore with a place to stay, it’s hard for me to turn that down—especially in a city that Ben and I had been wanting to visit for a while.
So, a few months later, we booked our flights for Labor Day weekend. It’s actually pretty pricey to fly SLC —> BNA, so we used some points from our FlexPerks credit card to cover the cost (I’m a pretty big points/miles nerd, and this was definitely the best redemption value).