Kim gillick

Kim Gillick

Kim’s obsession with travel stems from a love affair with food and the thrill of ordering a beer in another language. Her first real adventures took her around Asia 10 years ago and she hasn’t stopped since. Having lived and studied in France, nothing pleases her more than experiencing a new place. She’s also now a dab hand at making a croque-monsieur.


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Discover Canada: A Solo Traveller’s Guide

Planning a solo trip to Canada? We've pooled our expert knowledge to guide you with all you need to know to experience the best of Canada.

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Grazing Through Granada: 7 Tapas Bars for You to Try

Granada's tapas bars are legendary. Find the best spots to chow down with a list of the city's best Andalusian bars to discover when you wander through the maze of streets with our top list of tapas bar and bodegas in Granada.

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A beginners guide to hosting

We’ve gathered all the need-to-know bits about taking in guests through homestay.com, so you’ll be hosting like a professional in no time.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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French Riviera: Cities and Towns to Stay or Stop-off in

Whether you're heading to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival, or for a tour of the Riviera, here are five towns to take in on the way.

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#HelloHomestay Winner Russ Shares his Bali Homestay Story

Guss and his world schooling family stayed with Bali host Ketut to learn about and immerse themselves in the local culture. Well used to travelling the world, we asked him how he got on in his first homestay.

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Going Solo: Things to do in Cape Town if you’re travelling alone

Solo travel is the buzzword of avid adventurers these days, and Cape Town is no exception to this list of great destinations. If you're heading to the Cape alone, check out our list of things to do while you're there.

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6 Places to travel in the Philippines

With over 7000 islands, knowing where to go in the Philippines can be hard, so here are 6 places to travel to while you're there.

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