Paint Your Pride with Anthony Goicolea + Airbnb Experiences

Help complete a new mural with the creator of the first official LGBTQ monument commissioned by New York State

New York State granted artist Anthony Goicolea a great honor when it commissioned him to create the first-ever official LGBTQ monument in NYC. Dedicated to those who long fought for equality, Goicolea’s work sits along the Hudson River in the West Village. In partnering with Airbnb, Goicolea will be offering a personal tour of the monument, along with a visit to the AIDS Memorial at …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …

Airbnb Plus and the Desire for Premium Listings

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has observed that “guest expectations have evolved.” With that, the home-sharing organization deploys a new tier to their service: Airbnb Plus. After two trial years, it’s comprised of 2000 homes in 13 cities. All of these locations have been verified through a detailed inspection process. Verification means homes can charge more and will appear higher in search results. Hosts in the …