First time in Barcelona? Well, this post is for you!

When I travel to a new place, besides getting to know the city, I like to get out of the tourist area and get to know places that only local people know about and go to, like bars, restaurants, parks, beaches and feel a little more of the local culture. You know the gems only the locals know about? That's where I like to go.

Written by Kevin Fowley

Student Accommodation: Mon-Fri stays with now offers the functionality to book Mon-Fri type stays with our hosts, an ideal solution if you need a place to stay during the week but are happy to return home for the weekends.

Written by Homestay Guest

Lovely Liverpool in Lockdown

Whenever I travel alone, I try to find homestay accommodation

Written by Kim Gillick

Win Travel Credit by Sharing your Homestay Snaps

How about winning €100 travel credit? We love to see guests and hosts enjoying their homestay time together, so we've come up with an exciting competition.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Day trips from Madrid: 5 cities to discover

Day trips from Madrid are a great way to get to know Spain, with each city having its own character. Here's five of the best, all within an hour or two of the capital.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Solo Travel India: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

If you're planning on travelling alone to India, use the guide. From planning your trip to accommodation, find out what you need to know as a solo traveller.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Hidden Rome – 10 Attractions You Might Not Have Heard Of

Everyone knows the popular tourist spots in Rome but do you know the unknown ones? Find the hidden gems of Rome's tourist trail with our local guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Best places to eat in Istanbul for a taste of East and West

Istanbul is an area that in so many senses is a meeting of cultures, a city that is half in Europe, half in Asia. Visits to the city’s famous monuments and palaces may showcase the city as a melting pot throughout history but nowhere is this more evident that in the food that is on offer.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Find the Bars With the Best Pintxos San Sebastián Has to Offer

Exploring the pintxo bars in San Sebastián can be intimidating so work your way through this list to round off the top spots in the Basque city of Donostia.

Written by Homestay Guest

Homestay by the Sea, commute to Dublin

Ilija, from Croatia chose to stay with Noelle in Bray a lovely coastal town in north County Wicklow, while on business in Dublin. Bray is a very commutable option to Dublin, only 19km south and easily reached by DART, Train, Bus or the N11 road.

Written by Mary Plunkett

How to Navigate the Dublin Transport System

Finding your feet in a city is challenging so we’ve come up with some handy tips to help you blend in like a local when getting around Dublin.

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