Episode 1 takes us to Kauai to meet Amy and Linda, hosts of Great Vacation Retreats. We explore the idea that access is the new luxury when traveling, and that it is the people that one meets while in these iconic destinations that make experiences memorable.
Episode 2 - Rome - Live Like a Local?
This episode takes us to Rome to meet Henrietta of Treasure Rome. We explore what it means to 'live like a local' in one of the world's most famous tourist destinations, and how a host can create unparalleled guest experiences without shouldering all of the work.
Episode 3 - Blue Ridge - Hub and Spoke
This episode takes us to Blue Ridge, GA to meet C.J. Stam III of Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals. We explore what it means to treat even your competitors as spokes in one big wheel that moves a destination forward.
Episode 4 - Le Marche - Advanced Living
This episode takes us to Le Marche, Italy to meet Bob and Ian, owners of Casal dei Fichi. We explore how hard work on your own terms can fashion a business worth working for and a life worth living.
Episode 5 - San Diego - Independent Hustle
This episode takes us to San Diego, CA to meet Paul and Bradie from Bluewater Vacation Homes. We explore how technology is changing the nature of work and how a new generation of entrepreneurs is rising to meet the challenge. In San Diego, these hustlers helped Matt fashion an unforgettable week with his mom.
Episode 6 - Marbella - First Who, Then What
This episode takes us to Marbella, Spain to meet Borja Rodriguez from Vacation Marbella. We explore how the surging vacation rental industry is causing professionals with well paid jobs in other industries to become hospitality entrepreneurs and the ways in which their rising tide is lifting all ships.
Episode 7 - Carolina Beach - Better Together
This episode takes us to Carolina Beach, North Carolina to meet Jim and Jennifer, hosts of Carolina Beach Realty. In this episode, we acknowledge that sometimes, the best use of your beachfront rental is in relaxing by the ocean, and explore a former NFL player's transition to Vacation Rentals with the help of his family.
Episode 8 - Barcelona - Homecoming
This episode takes us to Barcelona, Spain to meet Damien, host of Picasso Suites Barcelona. In this episode, we look at one of the world's great vacation rental battlegrounds, and how this growing industry and such a famous city are growing and adapting with each other.
Episode 9 - Guardea - Labor of Love
This episode takes us to Guardea, Italy to meet Debra and her boyfriend Ruggero, hosts of Casale Prato delle Coccinelle, a spectacular home in the Italian countryside. In this episode, we explore challenges that arise from the ease of entry offered by the vacation rental industry, and find out how passion and a love for the process can be used to meet those challenges.
Sense of Place Episode 10 - Anna Maria Island - Old Florida
This episode takes us to Anna Maria Island, FL to meet Nancy and Michael McAleer, of Anna Maria Island Beach Life and hosts of Anna Maria Island Home Rental “Sirenia by the Sea.” In this Episode we explore the challenges of hosting a vacation rental remotely, and go searching for ‘Old Florida’, that blue-water, green-palmetto, shrimp-and-crab kind of place that just might still exist on the Gulf Coast.
Sense of Place Episode 11 - Nashville - No Expectations
In this episode, Matt's friend Mary joins us as we explore expectations that arise when visiting a well-known city and end up experiencing a Nashville we didn't know existed until we saw it through John and Ellen's eyes.
Sense of Place Episode 12 - Seattle - Worth Fighting For
Episode 12 takes us to Seattle, WA to meet Darik and Sally, hosts of Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. In this episode, Matt's brother Simon joins us as we explore a progressive city trying to keep its funky spirit while building itself into a hub of innovation.
ense of Place Episode 13 - Hacienda Antigua - The Final Frontier
Episode 13 takes us to Hacienda Antigua, near Sayulita, Mexico to meet Frank and Kelley, hosts of HaciendaAntiguaMexico.com. In this episode, we fall in love with Mexico and are reminded that this journey through new vacation rental movements has time and time again connected us with some old-school hospitality.