Tales from an Airbnb traveler.

This story was originally published on jessicamichellecastillo.com on May 16, 2018.

Before this current road trip, the last time I had stayed in an Airbnb was in April 2017. I was with my two friends Itzamme and Andres in Palm Desert, California, for the Coachella Music Festival. It’s a big three-day music festival in the desert near Joshua Tree with tens of thousands of people, if not more. The hotels and Airbnbs book up months in advance. The lodging options were dwindling so by January we had already booked our Airbnb, a…