Spending Time in Siem Reap with A Local Host

After a whirlwind few months travelling around Asia, avid travel filmmaker Bryan found himself spending time in Siem Reap with his host, Valentina. Discover why he found homestays to be a one of a kind experience.

Written by Kim Gillick

A Holiday in Cape Town: Perfect Views and Penguins

From stunning views to meeting the local penguins, Michael and his wife truly enjoyed their holiday in Cape Town. Read about their first homestay experience with their wonderful South Africa hosts.

Written by Kim Gillick

An Alternative Shopping Experience in London

London isn't only filled with high street shops and expensive boutiques. Here are our favourite hidden gems to make it a unique and alternative shopping experience in London.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five Villages in Dublin You Should Visit

Find the best villages dotted around Dublin for you to visit on a day out. Discover the best bars, walks and restaurants in each area that all the locals love.

Written by Gare Reid

One Day in Boston: Tips From a Local

With countless things to be a part of for a taste of true Bostonion culture, one day is never enough. But, if you only have one day in Boston, here is the perfect way to spend it.

Written by Colm Hanratty

See the Best of Brussels in One Day

Wandering the streets of Brussels, decorated with street art and adorned with such architecture, you can't help but think food and drink. Here's one perfect day in Brussels.

Written by Kim Gillick

New Year's Eve in Seoul: A First-Timer's Tips

After spending some time travelling around Japan, solo travellers Laura set out to discover South Korea's capital. She spent New Year's Eve in Seoul with her homestay host, Shinyoung. Read how she got on.

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

Where to Stay in Kyoto: On Your Bike!

Who doesn't dream of one day discovering the magic of Japan? That's just what Renata did when she stayed with Homestay host Miyako after doing some research about where to stay in Kyoto. Read her story about biking around Kyoto!

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Win Back Your Trip by Sharing your Homestay Snaps

Booking confirmed, bags packed and you are soon off on a homestay adventure. What could be better than that? Well, we have something up our sleeve. Win back your trip by sharing your homestay snaps.

Written by Jackson Seifert

Study Abroad in Dublin: What you Need to Know

After a few weeks of settling in, I have just about grasped what student life is like in the fair city. I'm an American studying abroad in Dublin, and here is what I've learned so far.