In a new report, Airbnb has highlighted the impact the home sharing platform has had in rural communities where you might not otherwise find a place to rest your weary head. Though the California-based platform is associated with urban retreats, Airbnb also has a strong foothold in more remote regions.
More than 18% of Airbnb's listings are in rural locations and more than 3.3 million people booked stays at rural homes over the last year. If you're like most travelers, you might not have realized how many people are taking rural sojourns.
To illustrate how outstanding the rural offerings are, Airbnb shared 10 of its most alluring rural destinations. Here's a look at some unexpected journeys you could take.