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 Marco Arias

Costa Rica Local Travel Guide

Marco from Costa Rica is currently working with us here in Homestay HQ on an internship. He's a Finance professional back home in Costa Rica and he decided to move to Ireland to improve his English. He has been living in Dublin for three months now. Marco is also keen to travel in Europe and experience all the different cultures. He kindly agreed to give us a flavour of his spectacular country, from some of the delicious dishes to try to the must see sights.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Family Homestay Adventure in Europe

Kayla and her husband Jason and two kids from Brisbane Australia chose for their recent trip to Europe. They are visiting Europe for 6 weeks and wanted authentic experiences with local people in homely houses. Not sure if a homestay holiday is right for you and your family? Read on to be convinced.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in Reading

Mai from Vietnam stayed for a week with host Catherine and Richard in Reading while she was attending a conference at The University of Reading. "My overall experience was amazing." Read all about her wonderful stay.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in Atlanta during Solar Eclipse

Irene from Spain is staying with our host Elizabeth in Atlanta. She stayed for 3 weeks while she was doing a research internship at the Georgia Tech University. She was lucky enough to be there for the hotly anticipated total solar eclipse. To get the best view they went on a camping trip creekside in the mountains in Elizabeth's vintage camper. They enjoyed the solar eclipse in the company of family and friends in a remarkably beautiful mountain setting.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Living with a host family in Sri Lanka

Sam from Australia stayed in a homestay in Sri Lanka while he was visiting relatives on the island. He stayed with host Uditha and his family for a few months. He had his own large bedroom, ensuite bathroom with a private balcony. Read all about his adventure and he has some great pieces of travel advice when visiting Sri Lanka.

Written by Suzanne Cox

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.

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.