Cabins on cabins on cabins! If you have a little bit of cabin fever, we suggest trying one out on your next trip, or at least browsing these trendy and cool cabins to spark your wanderlust! Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or a three-day-weekend escape, these A-frame cabins that have been all over your Instagram feed are ready for you to rent.Read More
Space in New York is a limited commodity. Most people in the city of 8.5 million live in smaller than average spaces - and hotels are no exception to that rule. The average NYC hotel room is just 250 square feet, which can make a weekend trip feel like a trap. However, not all NYC abodes have cramped living quarters. Check out this 4,000 square foot HomeAway in the East Village that was previously an old synagogue.Read More
It’s the time of year when the crisp evening air gives way to frosted morning windowpanes. It’s a season of get-togethers, hopefulness, wonder and warmth. At least it should be. If you’re not feeling the whole warm winter mood, perhaps you need a little change to your environment. From piles of pillows to extra softness underfoot, here are six easy ways to add a cozy, calm feeling of winter to your home.Read More
As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah has a lot to offer in the way of historic homes with a certain antique charm. Savannah’s Historic District is the epicenter of life and culture in the small city, offering cobbled streets, fine dining, and panoramic views of antebellum architecture. It comes as no surprise then that travelers looking to explore Savannah usually opt for accommodation within its historic boundaries.
For many, a new year often brings with it notions of a clean slate. Keeping with that idea, Pantone recently announced their new Color of the Year for 2017, a fresh shade known simply as “Greenery”. Per the color experts at Pantone, the green hue is “symbolic of new beginnings”, something many are grateful for after a year like 2016.Read More
Vacations are often centered around the premise of amazing experiences: new tastes, unfamiliar surroundings and expanding our comfort zones. However, when it comes to accommodation, the same rules may not apply. Most travelers want a comfortable space that feels like a home away from home. That’s why many people may opt for a vacation rental over an alternative.Read More
New superhero movies are being released at lightning speeds, and when we’re sitting in the theater watching these films, it’s the gadgets and gizmos in the heroes’ high-tech houses that leave us drooling at the screen more than powers like telepathy or superhuman strength. Fortunately, we’ve got some great news for you: You don’t have to be a billionaire entrepreneur with a secret hobby of saving the world to achieve a house filled with cutting-edge technologies! These days, if you have a smartphone or computer at home, you can bring your house into the world of smart automation without spending a fortune. Here, we outline five smart gadgets that won’t require a blockbuster-sized budget to add to your home.Read More
By HomeAway's Travel Expert Melanie Fish
Here’s the one thing I learned on a trip to Hartford Connecticut: “Connecticutty” is an adjective, or at least I’m making it one.
I flew into Hartford for a business trip. I was traveling solo; it was a quick two-night stay, and I booked at the last minute. For those reasons, I turned to HomeAway’s sister site, BedandBreakfast.com, to see if I could find a place that would be convenient for my business needs but also make me happy to be in New England in December. BedandBreakfast.com lead me right to the Silas Robbins House in Wethersfield, five minutes outside of Hartford. Wow, wow, wow. The mansion looks like it was built as a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie set. The owners spent six years restoring the home from a burned-out shell, and it shows in the tin ceilings, Victorian wallpaper, and modern bathrooms. It is the most Connecticutty place in Connecticut I could have stayed, and I felt pure joy as I strolled out its heavy, wood front door into the cold on my walk to a cozy, delicious, Connecticutty restaurant called Lucky Lou’s down the road. See? No other adjective would work nearly as well.