Airbnb in Ottawa

Straddling its namesake river on the cusp of the US border in the east of Ontario, Ottawa is often overlooked by travelers making their way through Canada. But those who do decide to linger a couple of days often stay for many more. They’re beguiled by a surprisingly laid-back global capital that sports a majestic … Read more

Airbnb in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one full-on fiesta of a city. Spilling down from the Atlantic forests of Brazil’s tropical south, it has one foot in the jungle and another in the ocean. Glittering beaches packed with tanned bodies string their way along the bairros, from the bumping beachfront of Copacabana to the jazzy quarters of … Read more

Airbnb in Adelaide

Airbnb in Adelaide

The so-called City of Churches is one of Australia’s lesser-known towns. Usually content to let Melbourne and Sydney vie for the limelight, this one ticks over with a palpable urban energy and charm. Its importance comes from the fact that it’s the state capital of South Australia. That inevitably puts some bucket-list draws on the … Read more

Airbnb in Maui

Airbnb in Maui

Just a mention of the name Maui is usually enough to get any sun seeker’s or surf lover’s wanderlust valves a-ticking. This member of the Hawaiian chain has long represented that dream destination; a land of sparkling gold sands and stooping coconut palms that meet the pearly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in style. … Read more

Airbnb in Strasbourg

Airbnb in Strasbourg

Strasbourg has that tempting Alsatian blend of Germanic culture and French pizzazz. The capital of the region, it hosts some of the most important EU institutions of all, from the European Court of Human Rights to the Council of Europe. They bring life and energy to the town, which might otherwise have been a kitschy … Read more

Airbnb in Goa

Airbnb in Goa

And breathe…Goa is where the pace of life slows down and the hubbub of India drops away behind the swaying palm trees and jungle-covered hills. It might be the smallest state in the country, but it pulls in a whopping 7.1 million visitors every year with its promise of R&R and good-time living on the … Read more

Airbnb in Philadelphia

Airbnb in Philadelphia

Welcoming yet wondrous, Philadelphia is the bright light of the inland Mid-Atlantic. Like the layers of a juicy Philly cheese steak, it manages to stack rich colonial history atop priceless art and vibrant, lived-in neighborhoods. Its people are at once down-to-earth working folk and dreamers who aren’t afraid to innovate. Its gastronomy is both edgy … Read more

Airbnb in Palm Springs

Airbnb in Palm Springs

Gleaming like a desert oasis in the dusty reaches of the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is one of the last pitstops for that West Coast R&R as you head into the Wild West from LA. It never disappoints. The onetime stomping ground of Elvis and Sinatra, this star-studded retreat of swaying palm trees and rolling … Read more

Airbnb in Buenos Aires

Airbnb in Buenos Aires

Clutching the wide Rio de la Plata midway down the side of South America is a city of Tango-twirling bars and sizzling steakhouses manned by real gauchos. Welcome to Buenos Aires, the sprawling, enthralling capital of Argentina. From the chic shopping areas of Palermo Soho to the colorful cobble lanes of San Telmo, this city … Read more

Airbnb in Hong Kong

Airbnb in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is part futuristic megacity, part immersive East Asian metropolis. You can spend your days glowering up at the mighty skyscrapers of Central or gazing at the shimmering high-rise blocks from Victoria Peak. Then come evenings of trawling bazaars in Kowloon and eating steamy dim sum in ramshackle wet markets. But Hong Kong is … Read more

Airbnb in Hawaii

Airbnb in Hawaii

The Shangri-La of the United States lies thousands of miles out in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. A paradise of daffodil-tinged beaches that roll beneath pockets of palm trees, it’s long been a place to come for no-holes-barred R&R. Golf resorts collide with deluxe honeymoon hotels, all before the vibrant resorts of Waikiki and … Read more

Airbnb in Cape Town

Airbnb in Cape Town

Huddled around bluffs of stone and fynbos shrub near the wave-splattered Cape of Good Hope, the legislative capital of South Africa is one seriously jaw-dropping metropolis. Pearly blue seas whipped up by surfers roll in below as the soaring lookouts of Table Mountain command the horizon. It’s as if the city has sprouted from the … Read more

Airbnb in Florida

Airbnb in Florida

Oh, Florida – a subtropical jewel at the very end of the US. Split between the gulf coast and the Atlantic Ocean, this appropriately named Sunshine State manages to pack in a whopping 1,350 miles of shoreline. That ranges from the endless golden strands of spring-breaker Daytona to the mangrove-fringed coral isles down south to … Read more

Airbnb in Denver

Airbnb in Denver

The Mile High City sits in the shade of the hulking Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It’s long been a stopping point for those moving east-to-west in the United States, with one foot on the plains and another on the Continental Divide. These days, that translates into an uber-active town folk, who ski and … Read more