Homestay in London: Highlight of European trip

"My other stays during my trip were all through Airbnb, and because I couldn't find a home in London through their site, I came to Homestay, and it was the best thing that could have happened."

Written by Kim Gillick

Hidden Dublin: 12 Cool Things to do While You're in Town

There are lots of well known, fun things to do when you're visiting Dublin. But there's a hidden Dublin too; secret things only a local would know, and we're revealing them. Check out our list of lesser known things to do in Dublin.

Written by Kim Gillick

Japan in Cherry Blossom Season

Cassandra from the United States visited Japan during Cherry Blossom season and stayed with our host Kyoko in Tokyo. The magical Cherry Blossom season occurs from Mid-March to late April or even early May. Staying in a homestay allows you to get the inside track from the locals on the best "sakura" spots for example Chidorigafuchi Park in Tokyo.

Written by Kim Gillick

Havana Casa Particular

"Staying in a Homestay was much more valuable than staying in a hotel or any other accommodation because we saved a ton of money, and we really got to experience the Cuban culture, living with a real Cuban family."

Written by Colm Hanratty

Local Tips for 10 of the Best Places to Visit in Spain

While visiting Spain, I’ve had a stab at Flamenco dancing, tried cooking tapas & enjoyed lots of sunshine. I’ve also picked up tips for lots of different destinations. Here are my top 10.

Written by Guest Blogger: Lianne Murphy

Driving the Copper Coast in Waterford

Guest blogger and Ireland-travel aficionado Leanne shares her perfect route when driving the Copper Coast in Waterford.

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 Coolest Neighbourhoods to Explore in Chicago

Chicago epitomises the word 'city' with some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers, sports teams and culinary delights being found there. It's also home to some of the coolest neighbourhoods.

Written by Kim Gillick

Student Homestay in York

Carlotta and her friend Michele students from Turin in Italy stayed with hosts Ruth and Alan in York on a short trip to the UK.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five of the Best 'Snugs' in Dublin Pubs

Looking for a quiet pub for a pint in Dublin? A snug may be just the place for you. Read about these fascinating nooks of Irish history with our Homestay.com guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Solo Travel to Japan: What you Need to Know

Dreaming of exploring Japan alone? Even for the seasoned traveller, Japan remains an enticing if somewhat intimidating travel option. Read our expert solo travel Japan guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Where to Surf: the Best of Europe's Beaches

Planning a surfing holiday in Europe? Here are the 7 best destinations for beginner and advanced surfers to catch some waves in Europe.

Written by Mary Plunkett

10 of the Best Breakfasts in Paris

Find the best breakfast and brunch cafés in Paris with our Homestay.com expert guide. Discover Paris with our tips on the best eggs, croissants and coffee to try.