Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

5 June 2023

Airbnb takes New York City to court over short-term rental regulations

On Thursday June 1st, Airbnb sued the City of New York for the restrictions it will apply from July on its short-term rentals, which require hosts […]
5 June 2023

Florence to ban short-term rentals in its historic center

On Thursday June 1st, the Municipality of Florence announced that it will ban the use of residential properties for short-term rental services, such as Airbnb, in […]
18 May 2023

Flight school in Alaska gives second life to old planes turning them into Airbnbs

Three retired air cargo aircraft are having a second life in Alaska. Retired pilot Jon Kotwicki founded FLY8MA, a flight school in Big Lake, Alaska, and […]
5 May 2023

Kenzo’s minimalist Parisian villa is up for sale

There’s a lot we could and should say about Paris but one thing’s for sure, it’s not what you would call a haven of peace. There’s […]
23 March 2023

Could these be the best youth hostels in France?

Hotels are nice, sure, but they tend to come with one major flaw: the price. Especially now that the coast of living has gone up impressively, […]
16 March 2023

Could these be the best holiday cabins in Europe?

We’ve done the legwork so you can save your energy for hiking – or pampering. Find your next holiday cabin here. 1. Kilsti Lodges, Norway – […]
1 March 2023

Paris’ Opera House that inspired ‘Phantom of the Opera’ becomes an Airbnb, but there is a catch

For many culture freaks, there’s nothing like spending a night out at the opera. You start by getting in the mood by drinking a little aperitif […]
27 February 2023

EU ministers ready to pass new rules for short-term rental platforms

The European Commission presented the legislative proposal to reform short-term rental (STR) platforms last November, seeking to update the registration process for hosts across the EU […]
23 February 2023

This retired Boeing 737 was given a second life as a luxury villa

A retired Boeing 737 has been turned into a private luxury villa, sitting at the top of a cliff near Bali’s Nyang-Nyang Beach. The aircraft belonged […]
23 February 2023

Joshua Tree’s ‘Invisible House’ hit the market for $18 million

Invisibility is something we’ve all dreamt about at least once in our lives but sadly, there’s no way just yet for us mortals to make ourselves […]
14 February 2023

Airbnb launches new ‘Heritage’ category in Belgium

On January 29th, Airbnb announced the signing of a new partnership with the Royal Association of Historic Houses & Gardens of Belgium as well as the […]
7 February 2023

Airbnb to require ID verification process on its platform to increase safety

Airbnb has announced that starting this spring the company will require all users booking reservations on its platform to verify their identity before booking. The company […]
12 January 2023

Is the fabulous villa from ‘Glass Onion’ real?

If you’re a bit of a movie fanatic, chances are, you’ve asked yourself where a certain film was hot and whether or not it was possible […]
12 January 2023

What is a hanok, the latest trending accommodation type?

Once upon a time, when people wanted to go on a holiday, they didn’t have to think too much about the type of accommodation they wanted […]
5 January 2023

It is now illegal for foreigners to buy houses in Canada

As of 1 January 2023 a new Canadian law came into effect forbidding foreigners from buying residencies in the country. The Prohibition on the Purchase of […]
29 December 2022

Which cities have the highest risk of a housing bubble?

The city of Toronto has the highest risk of a housing bubble, according to a recent survey released by investment bank UBS. Other cities at a […]