Homestay in Tuscany

Alex AKA Swedish Nomad and his partner Christine did a 14 day road trip in Italy and stayed with homestay hosts Rina and Battista in the Chianti region. They have double rooms available for €55 per night. Alex had nothing but positive things to say about his second ever Homestay. They were lucky enough to help Battista cutting back his olive trees.

Written by Mary Plunkett

14 places to visit in Vietnam that will make you want to travel

Vietnam is hot on the list of many backpackers trips, but it's a country that has a lot to offer whatever your style of travel. From tranquil landscapes and picture-perfect seascapes...

Written by Suzanne Cox

Casa in Havana, Cuba

Our Homestay experience was one of the best trips of our lives. I traditionally stay in hostels or AirBnBs, but Homestay allowed me to stay with a family who was eager to help us learn about their culture and they were eager to learn about our culture. This was a remarkable experience like no other because we were so enriched through conversations with our host family about their customs, traditions, and ways of life.

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 Mary Plunkett

The Best Brunch Berlin has to Offer

Discover Berlin's best breakfast cafés with the local guide from Find the best brunches in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain to set you up for the day.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Know where to go in Dubrovnik after dark

Looking to explore the nightlife of Dubrovnik? Our guide will give you the lowdown on the best bars in Dubrovnik so you can explore this Croatian city in the wee hours.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Dublin Homestay for U2 Joshua Tree Tour

Ludo and his partner from France stayed with host Brian in Dublin a short walk to Croke Park to attend the U2 Joshua Tree Tour. They chose their homestay host Brian as he had some great guest comments. Ludo had the time of his life in Dublin. It was first time in Dublin and he said he will never forget it. "It was just full of intensity, full of dreams, full of emotion, full of energy...unforgettable...just like Dublin City.... GO for Ireland !!" Read all about his stay.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Commonwealth Games Accommodation 2018

The Commonwealth Games takes place in April 2018 in the Gold Coast. Most of the events are along the Gold Coast from Coomera to Coolangatta. has over 500 homestays in the area with average per person prices from $40 AUD per night.

Written by Mary Plunkett

8 Things to do in Madrid: architecture, cafes and places to enjoy the sun

The stunning capital city of Spain, Madrid has everything you could hope for from a city break: impressive architecture, world class museums and galleries, fantastic places to eat and drink, and all at a great price. Madrid is often...

Written by Guest Blogger: Phoebe Greenacre

5 places not to miss on Turkey's Aegean coast

With so many beautiful beach destinations in Turkey, it seems a shame to only highlight only five. My recent trip to the Aegean coast has left me blown away by the choice of sunny seaside villages to explore, not to mention sparkling, turquoise waters.

Written by Colm Hanratty

The ultimate guide to a day in Cusco

The gateway to the Peru’s Sacred Valley and celebrated Machu Picchu, Cusco is a compact city that packs quite a punch. While many who arrive here concentrate on the sights that surround it rather than those within it, those who do explore encounter...