hotels

Get $15 back at Booking.com, the best hotel booking site

Booking.com is the Best Hotel Booking Site. Here’s Why.

When you travel as much as I do, you experiment with every booking option.  I’m always on the lookout for the best price, the most options, and the best user experience.  I’ve tried just about every online travel agency that exists, but Booking.com — a classic —  consistently wins as the best hotel booking site …

Booking.com is the Best Hotel Booking Site. Here’s Why. Read More »

Anyone can list a room or property on Airbnb, so is Airbnb safe for travelers? Frequent traveler shares her review of when & how to use Airbnb and stay safe. Full article at https://sightdoing.net/is-airbnb-safe/ (share your tips in the comments!)

Is Airbnb Safe?

More than a year after my first stay, I’m still using Airbnb.  If I’m honest, I tried it the first time because I couldn’t afford anything else.  The only options in my budget were Airbnb or camping, and even though I love to camp, it didn’t fit the mood of my Hawaii getaway. Are you new to …

Is Airbnb Safe? Read More »

laos homestay

Ditch the Hotel and Try a Homestay on Vacation

I have a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad confession: seeking out local culture is not the first thing I look for when planning a trip.  I went to Nicaragua for the scenery, Laos for adventure, and Europe for a competition.  On all those trips — and dozens more — local customs were a second or third planning point. Nevertheless, I seek out …

Ditch the Hotel and Try a Homestay on Vacation Read More »

Roomer: Sell Nonrefundable Hotel Reservations or Buy at Discount

Last year, I wrote about Cancelon, a website that allows users to list nonrefundable hotel reservations they aren’t able to use in hopes that someone else is willing to take over that reservation (typically at a discount).  I’ve flipped through it a few times since I first wrote the overview and I still haven’t used …

Roomer: Sell Nonrefundable Hotel Reservations or Buy at Discount Read More »

My Secret for Cheap Hotels in Europe

Did you know there’s not a single Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG, or Club Carlson in Slovenia outside of Ljubljana?  For the most part, this country is home to non-chain hotels and other independently managed accommodations. Despite having a healthy balance of hotel rewards points in my budget, I frequently find myself in locations without chain hotels.  Since …

My Secret for Cheap Hotels in Europe Read More »