How one couple turn their travel dreams into a reality with the help of Airsorted
Taking off on the open road may be a dream for many, but for physiotherapist Georgia Richards, 30, and her partner Scott Kelly, 30, who works in finance, it’s about to become a reality.
The couple are letting their two-bedroom flat in Leith to help fund their dream of travelling through Europe in a camper van. “We wanted to do some travelling, so we bought a converted van and thought it would be a good idea to use our home for short term lets while we’re away,” Georgia explains.
“We’ve stayed in a lot of Airbnbs in the past and thought, since we’d enjoyed it, we’d do the same. Living amongst local people just gives you a different experience from being in a hotel in the city centre.” The couple had heard about companies handling property management for short-term lets and looked into what they could help with.
“We got a good impression from Airsorted. I like the fact that they are based in Edinburgh, they understand the city."
We didn’t want to be on our phones checking up on things while travelling - using Airsorted takes that stress away. We also have access to our Airsorted ‘dashboard’, so we can see our bookings and are kept in the loop when we’re away, which gives us peace of mind,” she adds.
The couple are planning an extended trip to Scandinavia before heading to Eastern Europe. “We’re really looking forward to taking off in the van. We’ve done lots of camping in the past but haven’t had the freedom of a van where your transport is also your accommodation.
“I love seeing other cultures and immersing yourself in something different,’ Georgia explains. ‘I think travel gives you a different perspective of the world, it opens your eyes to things and I really enjoy that aspect of it. It’s a different experience from a holiday, We'd definitely prefer to travel rather than to holiday - We're not very good at sitting still!’
If you are an Edinburgh based host already, or are new to home sharing and interested in hosting in Edinburgh, Airsorted would love to hear from you. Call them on 0131 322 1009 or visit the website at airsorted.co.uk/edinburgh