Airbnb our first experience.

Airbnb our first experience.

While booking everything for our trip to Salt Lake City for our company convention we decided to look at Airbnb. We had heard lots of good reports about Airbnb. As baby boomers this was a totally new concept for us.

In the past we had always just booked into a nearby hotel. We looked at the local hotels and prices, including a discount for booking through our company. After talking to friends we decided to take a look at Airbnb.

As we like to stay at places off the beaten track and a little different we found lots of quirky places on the website. We didn’t like the idea of share accommodation therefore we opted to search for an entire home. Most of these offered a condo, basement or small unit. One caught our attention, it was a standalone building that was a barber shop in a previous live.


Further research on Google Maps showed that it was a comfortable walk from our convention and downtown Salt Lake City. The price was also about 70% cheaper than all the hotels available.

Our Hosts.

While we were sorting out our last minute details, we contacted our host and were advised where to find the key. About an hour after arriving we ventured out to find some dinner. As we stepped outside a car pulled up and it was our host. She stopped and as well as chatting for a few minute she told us where there were a couple of good places to eat.

The next day our host’s husband called in to introduce himself and ask if there was anything we needed, he also left us his mobile number.  We couldn’t have asked for better hosts for our first experience with Airbnb. They were available if we needed anything and left us to ourselves.

Next time we travel we will definitely be looking at Airbnb for our accommodation.

Ron and Sue

Niagara Falls – Adventure Seeking Baby Boomers.


Niagara Falls – Adventure Seeking Baby Boomers.

Recently we were in Canada visiting our son and family and went to Niagara Falls for the day. This was not our first time visiting the falls. It is such a beautiful and amazing place it is worth visiting several times.

Niagara Falls

We decided it was time to do something different and go zip lining. Wild Play Niagara opened this new attraction a few months ago. At first we thought let’s just do it, then after seeing how high it was we had second thought for a moment or two.  Our 10 year old Grandson was also a bit nervous but excited at the same time. (more…)

Ron and Sue

Work Life Balance – what does it mean?

Work life balance, what does it mean to us?

One of the many advantages of a Network Marketing business is the freedom or work life balance.. Recently we were invited to our nephew’s 40 th birthday, which was being help about 5 hours’ drive from our place. As we love to attend family events we decided to go. As it was at Bargara, a small beach side town just outside Bundaberg we decided to stay for a week of rest and relaxation.

As we can work from anywhere as long as we have our phone and internet connection, this was not a problem workwise. Another upside of our business is that we didn’t have to do any work if we didn’t want to.  We just love our residual income, so while we had a very relaxing week on the beach we still were paid.

Every morning we woke up, had a coffee while we read for an hour or so, then we headed of for a walk on the beach. It is a very pleasant way to start the day, walking on the each of the ocean.

Work Life Balance

One day we decide to try a River Cruise on the Bundy Belle. It is a fully restored classic river ferry. Along the way we had a commentary telling us all the history of Bundaberg. Including the early history of the sugar industry, the rum factory, Bundaberg’s culture and history.

Work Life Balance

Another day was a chance to spend the morning chatting with friends over coffee and cake. One of the friends was a lady who we have been Facebook friends with for years before we met her in person, now any time we are both in the same place we meet for coffee.  Both our friend work for themselves so they also have a great work, life balance.

The rest of the time was spent just reading, walking on the beach and spending time with family. One of the things we enjoy while we are away is trying different places to eat. We like trying out the local pub’s as they usually have good meals at reasonable prices. We ate several time at the Bargara Beach Hotel, we were advised not to eat there by one of our relatives but decided to try it anyway. We are glad we did, our meals were really good and the price was also good. Another advantage was that they offered a 20% discount for seniors, there is a benefit in being a bit older. We don’t have any photos of the meals, we are still trying to remember to take photos.

Ron and Sue