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Dec 08, 2019
INTERVIEW: Starting an AirBnB Cohosting Business – PART 3 of 3December 08, 2019
We wrap up our conversation with Ray and Vanessa and look forward to having them back to tell us all about how well their business ended up doing. In this episode: managing housekeepers via apps, incentivizing contractors, how to become a super-host, plans for scaling the business, logistics around getting paid, getting found through hashtags, future travels funded by co-hosting, AirBnB reward systems, and we finally spill some wine in the Wanderlust studio.Find out more about Ray and...
Dec 01, 2019
INTERVIEW: Starting an AirBnB Cohosting Business – PART 2 of 3December 01, 2019
In part two of three, Ray and Vanessa, dig deeper into what it took to get their AirBnB business off the ground. We do a deep dive into marketing efforts, the value of being a familiar part of the local community and providing that ten star experience. Also, the alcohol starts kicking in. Keep an ear out for accidental Freudian slips and/or the verbal dyslexia that is starting to build as we continue on our sonic journey to financial independence. Find out more about Ray and...
Nov 27, 2019
INTERVIEW: Starting an AirBnB Cohosting Business – PART 1 of 3November 27, 2019
Ray and Vanessa, founders of Home Sweet Hudson, give us a candid look into the early days of quitting their jobs to start an AirBnB concierge service in New York. This was recorded just weeks before Ray proposed to Vanessa in Florence, Italy. Add a few really nice bottles of Malbec and we've got the perfect first interview for the Keeping Wanderlust podcast. Tune in next week for part two of the series.Find out more about Ray and Vanessa's business at:Homepage: ...
Nov 18, 2019
Sun, Suds, and Sweathers in SoFloNovember 18, 2019
In this episode: Basically an hour of conversation that covers the entire depth of our knowledge relating to Florida (spoiler alert, we don’t much at all). Way too much discussion about the weather. Kris’ poor attempt at an Australian accent. Six foot rats. Bathroom selfies. Docents. Comparing cost of living in Florida versus New York City; thought exercise about whether we should throw away our corporate rat-race lives and buy a bar in Key West. Obligatory eye-rolling from Kayla when Kris refers to Floridians...
Oct 22, 2018
Farting at WeddingsOctober 22, 2018
Kris and Kayla record on location from their balcony at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale the day after they attend the wedding of close friends Patrick and Amanda. Tune in for tips on what not to eat the night before your wedding, multiple rants from Kris surrounding dealing with wedding venue contracts and climbing stairs, and a preview of upcoming marathon day in New York City. Fun fact: Kris and Kayla sound particularly off in this episode. Kris was just starting to come down with...
Sep 24, 2018
Wedding Shopping in Southern CaliforniaSeptember 24, 2018
This week Kris and Kayla take their show on the road and record on Venice Beach. Discussion covers the various venues they sampled in and around Santa Monica and how they came a full 180 degrees from their original vision of the type of wedding they wanted. Stick around for an inside look into what was the beginning of the electric scooter craze, what it’s like growing up in Southern California, a couple of restaurants to check out, and our overrated/underrated game at the end. Spoiler alert:...
Sep 16, 2018
Salty Dogs in ChicagolandSeptember 16, 2018
In this episode: Kris recaps a recent business trip to Milwaukee; we reflect on our many trips to Chicago over the years. Fun fact: Milwaukee is straight north of Chicago.. mind blown. Milwaukee go to eating and drinking at “The Iron Horse. right next to Harley Davidson headquarters. Also putting Milwaukee Summer Fest – 10 day party in downtown – on the bucket list. Highlights on some of Kayla’s favorite Chicago restaurants: Boka, GT Prime, all restaurants in Boka Restaurant Group;...
Sep 09, 2018
Heading to JapanSeptember 09, 2018
A quick mini-episode where Kris and Kayla check in with each other about expectations heading into their upcoming Japan trip. Kris has been once before, but only for a one night layover outside the Narita airport… which doesn’t really count. As usual they’ve done very little research and are planning to wing it almost every step of the way.
Aug 26, 2018
A Love Letter to New YorkAugust 26, 2018
The first episode of the Keeping Wanderlust podcast. Kris and Kayla try to find their radio voice while providing the backstory of their early days courting each other in New York City. Fear not wanderlust-nation, future episodes will not run as long as this one. This is just an opportunity to get to know us a bit before diving into the other episodes. Listen in for a few insider tips if you’ve never been to the big apple before, and have a laugh as they stroll down memory lane. As a bonus feature, there’s a built in drinking game that is...
Jul 31, 2018
Keeping Wanderlust Podcast TrailerJuly 31, 2018
If you haven’t listened to the Keeping Wanderlust Podcast before and need a quick way to determine whether our voices are going to drive you up a wall, listen to this five minute teaser of clips pulled from our various episodes. The Keeping Wanderlust Podcast is our sonic time-capsule for documenting our favorite experiences falling in love as we travel the world together. Follow Kris and Kayla on Instagram @KeepingWanderlust and tune in regularly to...