OK…this can be filed under “Things Yuppies Care About,” but that said, as I put my suitcases away and paste selected photos into the travel journal I’m reminded that there were many criteria besides location that made our 2011 holiday apartment perfect.
I wanted to capture the criteria in my Holiday Apartment Scorecard because staying in an apartment, instead of a hotel, brings another level of joy to the vacation experience…and I plan to rinse and repeat the process often. Now as I sit back and review the list, maybe these are actually the elements that make a home perfect as well. Wow. Double-duty metrics!
|Has a living room view that makes you gasp with delight|
|Situated within easy access to taxis, public transportation, restaurants, lively activity|
|Each bedroom has its own bathroom (a vacation must!)|
|A working kitchen (stovetop, microwave, coffee/espresso, fridge)|
|Functional basics to make living easy:
|iPod docking station to fill the house with music|
|Wi-Fi and free internet|
|Washing machine- with clear instructions|
|Dishwasher- with clear instructions|
|Roomy living room – that invites group gatherings|
|Working air conditioning/heat|
|Easy to work with landlord|