Wizards, elves and fairies, oh my! To celebrate the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary tome, we’re taking a tour of Shire-esque homes in America where some of the most unique hobbit homes can be found.
It’s true good things come in small packages. Tiny homes have been making headlines for quite some time and for good reason! The fun-sized houses are cost efficient and eco-friendly - great for travelers looking to keep their carbon footprint small. You can be part of the movement without the full commitment by booking one of these for your next vacation.
It’s time to stop giving winter travel the cold shoulder. Swap your swimwear for skiwear, Uggs and knits to cozy up in VRBO’s favorite winter getaways: a collection of 20 magical properties located in top ski destinations across the country. Each property promises breathtaking natural beauty, winterland adventures and snow-filled solitude. The best part? The more the merrier! Some homes in the collection sleep more than 20 people, so you can celebrate the season with all your favorite friends and family.
Win or lose, college football fans from the Fighting Irish to the Crimson Tide prove their loyalty by tailgating and traveling. A first-ever analysis by HomeAway identifies which schools reign victorious in gameday rental prices – proving that property rentals in these markets are a lucrative income option for homeowners and a hotspot for out-of-town fans’ gameday group festivities.
Feeling inspired to book your next vacation – complete with luxe designer interiors - thanks to Netflix’s new show Stay Here? The show debuted earlier this month shining a new spotlight on vacation homes around the country and features well-known interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer. Lucky for fans, the Austin oasis featured on the show is available for rent on HomeAway.
Touring the Grand Canyon or hiking Yosemite may conjure up notions of tents and campsites, but more and more Americans are choosing to stay in vacation homes near national parks.
To help nature loving travelers find standout properties near some of the top parks across the U.S., HomeAway debuted its National Parks Collection . Consisting of 20 homes, ranging from log cabins to stucco adobes located all throughout the country, the National Parks Collection proves that travelers don’t need to rough it to be close to nature.
This summer is one for the books with record breaking temperatures country wide. Skip the sweltering beach, escape the stifling city and head to an unexpected (and much cooler) vacation destination! HomeAway has put together a list of the top ten destinations where the temperature is the coolest during the month of August.
Madrid, or as locals pronounce it “Math-ree-d,” is a city located in the heart of Spain. From seeing “Las Meninas” to trying paella for the first time, this city will make you fall in love. Madrid has a long list of incredible places, but I’ve cut it down to the “must see” of the city.
Travel inspiration comes from several different places including social media, travel blogs and friend’s recommendations. But what about TV? HomeAway conducted a study asking Millennials if reality TV shows such as “Southern Charm” and “Vanderpump Rules” drive their interest to travel to the destinations where the shows take place.Turns out, they do. 73 percent of millennials reported that they are inspired to travel to hot destinations such as The Hamptons, Miami and Beverly Hills where the drama and debauchery of their favorite reality TV shows unfold.
For first time travelers, if you expect donkeys and tumbleweed you’re in for a surprise. Mexico City is known for its richness in art, history, and gastronomy. In a city as big as this one it’s easy to get lost and not be able to see where it’s true wonders hide. This list will guide you to the marvel, beauty and surprises Mexico City has instore for you.
Lakeside getaways are IN this year and by the looks of it’s a pretty universal trend. Just last week NASA reported the first-ever sighting of a lake on Mars and it got HomeAway thinking of all those space lovers dreaming of owning a lakeside vacation home. Well today is their lucky day because HomeAway is on a quest to give $100,000 to help an earthling build their dream vacation home on Mars.
Finally, after ten years, the premier of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is here. The first movie “Mamma Mia!” gave us great sing along lyrics, but it also showed us amazing places in the Greek yet fictional island, Kalokairi.Lucky for you HomeAway put a list together of various vacation rentals that resemble Sophie and Donna’s own home.
Have you ever wanted to disconnect from the world, but don’t want to leave your comfort zone? When it comes to disconnecting there's not better option than glamping because you can be close to nature while not having to give up certain luxuries like furnished tents and proper plumbing.
If summering in a seaside villa seems exclusive to the rich and famous, think again. Renting a multi-million dollar home needn't come with an equally extravagant price tag. HomeAway's Affordable Luxury Collection comprises of 20 vacation homes that feature affordable yet luxurious properties from around the world for less than $100 per person a night.