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Written by Mary Plunkett

Toronto on a budget: 5 activities that won’t cost a fortune

Toronto is a vibrant youthful city, full of students and young graduates looking to get out of their comfort zone and to make a home in a new city. Relocating to another city, on a long or a short...

Written by Colm Hanratty

Boston – a tale of two cities

When speaking to the locals in Boston, they talk about the area north of the Charles River, Cambridge, like it’s a different city. So when you visit, it's like getting two for the price of one.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

15 of the USA's National Parks that are worth visiting

Although there are many reasons to visit America, some of my favourite places to visit are its national parks. America has 60 national parks, and all worth seeing for their own reasons. For this blog post, I'm featuring some national parks (in no particular order) I think people should visit during their time in the US.

Written by Mary Plunkett

10 Great U.S. Cities That Are Off The Tourist Trail

The United States is a dream tourist destination, but like many destinations, it has it’s tried and tested tourist trails. The major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francicisco are must sees for a first timer to the U.S. but if you have the time, it’s...

Written by Mary Plunkett

Travel to Mexico for the Day of the Dead festival

With the release of Disney movie "Coco", we take a look at Mexico's distinctive culture and history for the Day of the Dead festival View the Homestay.com photo guide to this colourful festival.

Written by Mary Plunkett

10 of the best brunches in Vancouver

Vancouver is a city that does so many things well, but if there is one thing it really excels at, it's brunch. Vancouverites are passionate about their weekend egg sessions and the race to get...

Written by Sally Meacham

Top 10 Need to Do's in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the Queen city of Ohio, and we have the ultimate top 10 to check out. I moved to Cincinnati halfway through my sophomore year of high school. Although I'm now living in Vermont I still pine after some of my favourites especially Skyline chilli.

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.

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 Mary Plunkett

Holidays to Mexico: Uncover the Colourful Culture Beyond the Usual Resorts

Think Mexico is nothing but beach resorts? Think again with the Homestay.com guide to Mexico, for top destinations where you can get a real feel for the country.

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