Selina’s Hostel, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Selina’s Hostel, Bocas del Toro, Panama

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Panama, then you’ll want to take a look at this wonderful beachfront hostel. You can dive straight into the Caribbean sea right from their enormous deck. And the hostel has so much more to offer. It is one of...
Visit the Source of the Hass Avocado

Visit the Source of the Hass Avocado

Unless you are seriously addicted to eating avocados, then I doubt that you’d travel thousands of miles to California just to see where the Hass avocado empire was born but if you’re local, or in the area, visiting this site will be a fabulous story to...
The Love Lock Tree of Beaulieu

The Love Lock Tree of Beaulieu

Love locks have a history that goes back to the First World War but the craze really started to take off in or around 2000. What is a love lock? A couple will purchase a padlock – normally of the common or garden variety – they scratch their initials on...
Disrupting the Travel Industry

Disrupting the Travel Industry

There are many articles about Airbnb on this site and the company is often described as being ‘the disrupters of the travel industry’. However, despite the articles about Airbnb here, this is not one of them. The major shake-up in the history of the...
How to Fake First Class Travel

How to Fake First Class Travel

I guess we’d all like to fly first class whenever we travel but I don’t know about you – I don’t see first class air travel being in my future. But those of us who are confined to coach, we can still try to make our flights a pleasant as...
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

If this Bavarian castle looks vaguely familiar to you, that’s because it’s been used in several movies. Probably the one that used it the most was Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang and it was also used in The Great Escape. It’s also said to have been the...
Hotel Galéria Spirit: Bratislava, Slovakia

Hotel Galéria Spirit: Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia is known for its beautiful historic buildings and its fabulous areas of natural beauty. But among all this is the Hotel Galéria Spirit – with a rather brave choice of architecture, to say the least. The interior is equally unconventional featuring...
Hosts: How to Manage Same-Day Turnovers

Hosts: How to Manage Same-Day Turnovers

If you hosts guests via Airbnb or a similar service then it might be that you avoid have a second set of guests arrive just hours after your last guests have left. After all, Airbnb suggests that checkout time is 10 am and check in time 3 pm. Some hosts baulk at the...
Stay at Gladstone’s Library, Wales

Stay at Gladstone’s Library, Wales

Are you looking for somewhere to stay in the UK? Somewhere that’s incredibly peaceful, tranquil, historic and set in wonderful countryside? And if you’re a reader or book lover then Gladstone’s Library will be right up your street. Yes, it’s a...
Arkabarka Floating Hostel: Belgrade

Arkabarka Floating Hostel: Belgrade

Welcome to the world’s very first floating hostel. It’s set on the fabulous Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that offers you a different experience then this could be the very place for you. It offers you...
Stay in a Luxury Apartment in Paris

Stay in a Luxury Apartment in Paris

Imagine – you’re on vacation on Paris and you wake up in your own luxurious apartment. You can see the Eiffel Tower from your comfortable bed. A few small steps take you out onto your balcony where you and your partner enjoy local croissants,...
Boatsetter: Airbnb for Boats

Boatsetter: Airbnb for Boats

If you’re on a trip and are staying close to the water, you’ll probably quickly become envious when you watch all the boats going by. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a boat of your own? Yes, but for many of us, that’s a just a dream as...
The Bryant Park Hotel: New York

The Bryant Park Hotel: New York

Stay in an iconic and historic hotel in New York. The Bryant Park Hotel is  in an extremely unusual structure that was originally named the American Radiator Building. It has an interesting creative history as it was based on a design by Finnish architect...
Whitby

Whitby

Whitby, a coastal town in North Yorkshire, is a splendid place to visit as it can be like taking a step back in time. It grew from a tiny fishing village and has so much to offer the traveller. It’s a wonderful place for a traditionally English seaside vacation...
Come Back from your Trip to a Happy Home

Come Back from your Trip to a Happy Home

It’s exciting getting ready to go on a trip, the vacation itself is a thrill … and getting back home can be such a letdown, can’t it? The fun is over and now you have to get ready to get back to your everyday life. But coming home needn’t be...
Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

If you have a rental apartment or house that you list on Airbnb or a similar service, then no doubt at some times you will have considered the possibility of using a keyless entry system to allow your guests to check themselves in. But is this really a good idea?...
Cape Town: Honest Chocolate

Cape Town: Honest Chocolate

I know that most people don’t travel to Cape Town to sample chocolate but if you’re going to be in this fabulous city then visiting the Honest Chocolate Café is a must. It has become an important part of many travellers’ itinerary thanks to its...
Monaco: Prince Rainer’s Car Collection

Monaco: Prince Rainer’s Car Collection

Prince Rainier of Monaco, who lived until 2004, was a well-known monarch. He is probably best known, in the United States in particular, for marrying American actress, Grace Kelly, in 1956. What is less known is that he was an avid collector of the finest automobiles...
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