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Ed And Vilija
Hey, I'm Ed And Vilija!
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico · Member since January 2010
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WHY WE HOST

We -LOVE- to Travel. My wife and I met originally in the USA, where I lived for over 16 years. For the last five years we have shifted out priorities and have been traveling the world and making a habit of staying in local people's homes. After the US, we spent time in Spain and Portugal and then lived in London for just over three years, where we settled temporarily and, after learning of AIRBNB then, weplayed the Host role for a three years, while we explored Europe from top to bottom!

We are now, living in Akumal, Mexico, which is between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. We came here on vacation almost three years ago and fell in love with it all so, we stayed!

We have plenty of travel stories ... like the time we cycled from Norway to Spain (Yes, the whole continent in 2.5 months and stayed in a hotel only ONCE) or when we crashed a three day long wedding in Bali, or when we dived Shark Island in Thailand. We hiked for 9 hours to see a volcano erupting and got lost in the lava field; we have driven a motorcycle in the crazy traffic of Vietnam, and seen the sun rise and set in Angkor Wat. We love wild places like erupting volcanos but we also moved to Rome for a month to drink wine, eat pizza and fall in love with Bernini :) We can talk travel for hours ;)

In all these places, it was local people who allowed us to full experience a place and gave us the best tips and recommendations. We now try to do the same for guests in the place we call home, for now.

ABOUT US

We are a young, active couple. We have been together for more than twelve years and we love to have fun and travel together. We believe in what we call 'Real Travel', and we have been lucky enough to be able to visit over 30 countries for extended periods, spend time, eat and drink (and many times party) with locals. We are very health conscious and we do our best to eat well, and stay active: Yoga, jogging, etc. We have people we consider friends all over the world and we do what we can to meet more friends when possible. If you need advise on Jakarta, Bali, Romania, Germany, Italy, Spain, France or the UK, Ireland or Scotland, we can likely give you names and numbers of awesome people who will treat you like family!

We love to host people from abroad are very excited at the possibilities this model has brought to our lives!

In the professional front, we have worked and specialized in Real Estate in this part of Mexico, which gives us yet another way to introduce people to this wonderful part of the world.

In the time we already have hosted, we have met incredible people and made great friends, both as hosts as well as guests, it at least three continents, dozens of countries and countless languages!

Welcome to Mexico! ... and Hola!