16 Ways Women Travelling Alone Can Stay Safe

Get the best travel advice for women travelling solo with the Homestay.com planning guide. Find out how to stay safe and make your trip as stress-free as possible.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Experience authentic Havana culture in the best casa particular Cuba has to offer

With over 50 brilliant reviews, Jorge and his family knows a thing or two about being great homestay hosts. The family who lives in the heart of Havana have been hosting guests from all over the world for nearly a decade. We spoke to Jorge...

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

5 benefits of staying in a homestay over a hostel

Looking for an alternative to a hostel? Read about the differences between hostel and homestay accommodation to get a great value, local experience when you travel.

Written by Colm Hanratty

The best of Edinburgh in one perfect day

What's not to love about Edinburgh? The people are friendly and it’s small enough to explore in a day. Read our guide for 24 hours in Scotland's capital city.

Written by David Rafferty

Tales of a Homestay traveller: from Dublin to the world (and back again)

Say hello to Sarah, our PR Lead at Homestay.com. A Dublin native and former travel journalist, Sarah tells us all about her favourite spots in Dublin, as well as her most memorable adventures from around the world. Read on to learn about her travel tips from here, there and back again!

Written by David Rafferty

5 of the best cities in Andalusia – and when to see them

Steeped in history and culture, Andalusia in the south of Spain has to be experienced. Get inspired with our list of the best cities in the region and when best to visit them.

Written by Mary Plunkett

City living Down Under with Snap Gap winner Denae in Sydney

Competition winner Denae has been travelling the world and staying in homestays as. See what she made of her trip to Sydney, staying in Elizabeth Bay and Bondi.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Day trips from Madrid: 5 cities to discover

Day trips from Madrid are a great way to get to know Spain, with each city having its own character. Here's five of the best, all within an hour or two of the capital.

Written by Kim Gillick

5 Amazing Vietnam beaches for you to discover

There are almost too many picture-perfect beaches in Vietnam. Choosing which ones to lounge on can be hard. Here are 5 of our favourite Vietnam island beaches.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Exploring the pyramids and culture in Egypt's capital, Cairo

As the runner-up in the recent SnapGap competition, Brad won a homestay experience anywhere in the world. Read about his adventures in Cairo with his host Daniele.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Find the best cafés Lima has with our local guide

South America is renowned for its coffee production so where better in the world to try out the coffee? Discover Lima's top cafés with our coffee shop guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

The best street food NYC has to offer

Discover New York City through its food trucks and get an authentic taste of American food at its greatest with our guide to the best street food in The Big Apple.

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