Urban Photographer

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

No man prefers to sleep two in a bed. In fact, you would a good deal rather not sleep with your own brother. I dont know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping. And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore. To be sure they all sleep together in one apartment, but you have your own hammock, and cover yourself with your own blanket, and sleep in your own skin.

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For with the charts of all four oceans before him, Ahab was threading a maze of currents and eddies, with a view to the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul.

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The more I pondered over this harpooneer, the more I abominated the thought of sleeping with him. It was fair to presume that being a harpooneer, his linen or woollen, as the case might be, would not be of the tidiest.

  • Superhost Quinn’s Catskills cottage sits on 12 serene acres lined by old stone walls. After a day of wandering local trails or skiing Plattekill Mountain, head to Peekamoose, a cozy spot featuring ingredients from nearby farms and—if you’re there on the right night—warm brioche doughnuts for dessert.

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  • Eiwa’s dome cabin on the edge of town makes it easy to explore the region’s beauty, both natural and human-made. Hike among the sculptures of El Bosque Tallado (the Carved Forest) or cool off in the turquoise waters of Río Azul. On your way home, stop for dessert in the lush garden of Café Paseo de las Flores.

Photo: @eiwadomos
  • Stay inside a replica Conestoga settler’s wagon within easy reach of Hill Country vineyards and state parks. You can’t drive it, even if you bring your own horses, but you can walk to The Club, right on the property, for an eclectic meal and live local music.

Photo: @kristen_cook
  • At Eduardo’s loft overlooking Playa de Quintay, the toughest decision you’ll face is whether to spend the day above the waves or far beneath them, scuba diving among wrecked whaling ships. Either way, be sure to head to the pier afterward for fresh fish to grill on your deck while the whole coast turns pink.

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  • The A in this A-frame is for Anabela, a Superhost who loves giving guests a taste of country living only 12 miles from Durham. Wander the woods on the property or head into town for a farm-to-table meal at Piedmont and an equally fresh concert at the Carolina Theatre.

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  • Superhost Olivia’s cozy house on a windswept field is perfect for quiet reflection. But it’s also a great home base for exploring the lochs, canals, and ancient forests of the Highlands along the Great Glen Way. On your way out, fuel up in town with Scotch pie at the Redburn Cafe.

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  • If you think these plants look happy in this light, wait until you see what it does for humans. Superhosts Matt and Ron turned their penthouse loft into a re-energizing urban oasis. Not that the surrounding area is a desert—sprawling Victoria Park is a block away. When you’re hungry, keep the blooming theme going at Scarecrow, a unique combination florist-café.

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  • Superhosts Ulrich and Elisabeth’s eco-retreat on a roadless island has a coral reef for a front yard and a mangrove forest out back. Explore the lagoon by snorkel or kayak or take a cue from the tree sloths who’ll (eventually) visit and just slow down.

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