Save Money on Tour Travel – Try Air BnB ($35 Coupon Code included)

Save Money Traveling with AirBnBTouring as an independent artist is hard.  To add to that, finances can be a huge puzzle with several pieces that may not belong. In order to make a profit or at least break even, you have to start out with a budget and have some idea of how much your expenses will be ahead of time.

It’s no secret that a major pull on expenses is lodging.  Where you will stay can make or break your budget.  Making the right lodging choices will help minimize the financial load on your traveling.

When I start looking for places to stay I usually start with AirBnB (this is an affiliate link, click on it and you will receive $35 off your first trip from me).

My husband, Rob (who also does percussion) and I have stayed at many AirBnB places over the past few years and we have had some great experiences.  The most eloquent one of all was when we stayed in D.C.  We stayed at a very beautiful two story modernized home with a double head shower and best of all, it was really close to the monuments.

We have met so many friendly welcoming people during our travels.  If it weren’t for AirBnB, we would have never had the pleasure of meeting these folks.

The cost of staying at an AirBnB is anywhere from $20 to somewhere in the thousands depending on where you stay.  It can be very economical if you are just looking to crash on a couch or floor as a lot of traveling musicians do.

One caveat to staying at some of these places is that you never really know what you are going to get.  Pictures can be deceiving and anybody can list their place on the website.  This means that your host could be legit or could be 10 degrees less than scrupulous.  Always be careful when booking.  There is an option to contact the host on the site.  Use it to introduce yourself, what you’re planning on doing and ask if their place is available.  Usually they will come back with a response.  Use your discernment when interacting with them.  Look up the part of town they are in.  If you get any bad vibes choose another host.  It can be the difference between a good experience and a really bad experience.

All in all, AirBnB could be a great way to save money while traveling.  Give it a shot!


Get $35 Off your first trip by clicking here.  (This is an affiliate link, click on it and you will receive $35 off your first trip from me.)

Have you stayed with an AirBnB host?  What was your experience like?  Post in the comments section and share your tips with The Crafty Musician Community.

About Anitra Jay

Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. She tours regularly up and down the US from Vermont to Texas and everywhere in between. Her music is a sultry down to earth blend of soul, pop, and gospel. After being laid off from her job in 2007, Anitra decided to pursue a career in music. She took her educational experiences in Public Relations and her professional background in marketing and applied it full force to her music. She's found significant success in establishing a lasting fanbase using her special brand of marketing techniques which she shares freely with other artists. In addition to being a full-time performer, Anitra runs, a blog for indie artists sharing actionable tips and advice on how to promote, develop, establish a fanbase, and more. Her passion is to inspire other musicians and build a community of like-minded independent artists to encourage and promote successful careers in the arts. She appeared on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters in May of 2017 to share her music story and her Tiny House Journey with the world. Follow Anitra on Twitter - @IndieArtistsDIY and @Anitra_Jay. Join the mailing list to get practical DIY tips and tricks in your inbox -

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