A lot of first time visitors like to stay near Times Square, but I have a different favourite for my visits now: Queens. It wasn’t that long ago that Queens wasn’t on anybody’s travel radar but these days it’s thriving. I think this borough is one of the best kept secrets and makes a great base for any visit to New York.
One of the trickiest things when planning a first visit to any new city is deciding where to stay, and Montreal is no different. Canada’s 2nd largest city has 19 different and distinct neighbourhoods so it can be a challenge to choose just one, let alone pick a single hotel or vacation rental. But don’t worry, I’m here to help!
If you’re planning a trip to to St. John’s, NL one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 7 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown St. John’s that each have a unique personality that I love.
It might have been the unique aesthetic that first drew me to WineBox Hotel but it was the friendly owners, their commitment to recycling, and their support of their local community that really made me love it. A few great stories over glasses of wine didn’t hurt either.
If you were inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir or by the movie starring Julia Roberts then you may be interested in this particular villa 4km outside of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. For a very affordable price, you can rent the very villa where some of the movie, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ was filmed.
If you’re dreaming Costa Rica dreams, what more could you ask for than endless wildlife, jungles, and beautiful architecture that feels at one with nature. From a stunning historic villa to treehouses here are some of the coolest AirBnBs in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
What could make your Atlantic Canada staycation more memorable than staying somewhere truly unique? How would you like to sleep in a lighthouse? Or maybe in a boat? Maybe a tiny house is more your fancy? How about booking a night in a barn? You can do all of that in Atlantic Canada!
If you’re the type of person who loves finding the coolest and most unusual rentals when you travel, have I got a place for you! There’s an apartment for rent in Dubrovnik, Croatia that has a cave coming right out of the walls.
If you’re dreaming Costa Rica dreams, what more could you ask for than infinity pools, hammocks, ocean views, and beautiful architecture that feels at one with nature. From a stunning personal resort to cozy villas here are some of the coolest AirBnBs in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
A lot of first time visitors to New York like to stay near Times Square, but I have a different favourite for my visits now: Brooklyn. When you hear the name, what do you think? Hip? Gritty? Trendy? Creative? Brooklyn is all of that and more and makes a great base for any visit to New York.
Athens is a city that is both modern, lively, and gritty and also an open air museum with a regal sense of epic history. It’s an excellent juxtaposition of ancient meets modern. Like with any large tourist destination, choosing where to stay in Athens can be daunting. Which neighbourhood and which hotel in that neighbourhood?
If you’re planning a trip to to Halifax, NS one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 6 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown Halifax that each have a unique personality that I love.
If you’re planning a trip to to Austin, TX one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 5 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown Austin that each have a unique personality that I love.
Ah, New York. They say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I just love the energy and the possibility of New York. It’s a city that makes you think that anything is possible. But it can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to plan your very first trip there.
Palawan is one of the most beautiful islands on Planet Earth and the beating tourism heart of the Philippine island is the region of El Nido, and for good reason. Crystal clear jade seas, towering limestone cliffs, and white power sand beaches are just part of the draw. Finding a place to lay your head in El Nido isn’t difficult. The difficult part is actually choosing which of the many El Nido accommodation options to go with. Whether you want to stay in town or on a private island, in a hostel dorm or in a luxury villa, there’s a place for you in El Nido.
If you’ve ever stayed at any of the Library Hotel Collection’s properties you probably know what I’m going to rave about after my recent stay at the Casablanca Hotel in Manhattan. The service! After staying at the Library Hotel and the Hotel Elysees I should’ve been prepared for the top notch service but I was still taken aback.
While I consider myself very familiar with the Baccalieu Trail in Newfoundland, I was shocked to discovered that I’d somehow not known about the existence of a jewel of a B&B in Harbour Grace. So when the Rose Manor Inn invited me to come stay and see what they were all about I had to take them up on it.
What’s the best way to get the feeling of travel without having to hop on a plane or train? Book yourself a staycation in your hometown. I recently spent a relaxing, but stormy, weekend in downtown St. John’s checking out the brand new Alt Hotel.