Over the last few years, we’ve been using Airbnb to find great, affordable places to stay when we travel. Typically, we try to find charming, quiet little apartments, but lately we’ve been reading articles about all of the airstreams, treehouses, and yurts that are available, and we decided it was time to try something a little less bread and butter. So on our recent trip to Seattle, we paired up with a good friend who was coming to town for the same wedding and three of us stayed on a live-aboard boat!
Our boat, an 80 year-old wooden beauty, was docked in a private marina near a busy harbor south of downtown. Some mornings you’d wake up in the gray, early-morning light to find the boat rocking gently from side-to-side and if you peeked out the window you might see a couple of tugboats lugging a giant barge loaded with shipping containers along the waterway. Other times you’d be sitting out on the deck with a glass of wine and a young family would go rowing by in a little dinghy. Our hosts even took us sailing on our last night in town. I loved our brief life on the sea, and I can’t wait to see what other wonderful homes away from home await us.