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Is There Room at the Inn? The Eternal Quest for the Perfect Getaway

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which for many people signals the beginning of the Summer. And for many people, summer is all about vacations.

With that in mind, I thought I would highlight a useful story in this week’s New York Times that offers ideas for how to find unique lodging both inside and outside the United States.

Sites listed in the article include:

Boutique Homes.com

Design Hotels.com

Design Tripper.com

Mr. and Mrs. Smith.com

Unique Home Stays.com

Welcome Beyond.com

The article explains that these sites, with lodging options ranging from eclectic to luxurious, help eliminate the need to navigate the frequently overwhelming list of properties offered on sites like VRBO.

I have not used any of these websites yet, but welcome the idea of a more targeted list of properties. I am especially interested in the international options, as I suffer from an extreme form of wanderlust.

What do you think? Have you used any of these websites to book travel? Which sites work best for you? Are there any that are not on this list that should be added? And what resources do you use to find hidden gems when you travel?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading!  


Filed under International, travel