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5 Surprising Ways People Are Using Airbnb

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Airbnb CEO and cofounder Brian Chesky was in our office this morning talking about his company's plans for the future. While he mentioned many interesting things, the most fascinating was his list of the unexpected ways people use Airbnb.

Relax on the Edge of Forever: 8 Breathtaking Infinity Pools

FlipKey | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

Many homes today have a swimming pool, but how many homeowners can boast that they have a luxury infinity pool with the perfect view? Curious about wh...

8 Ways to Earn More Money on AirBnB

Amiad Soto | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Amiad Soto

Airbnb'ing your place is not as easy as it seems! Like any income-generating business, it requires doing your homework and a lot of planning. That being said, doing it right can be very lucrative, sometimes generating more income than your full-time job.

5 Rules For Choosing A Fantastic Vacation Rental

Lynne Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

All furnished rentals are NOT created equal. I say this with authority because my husband and I have been living internationally in other people's rented spaces for almost three years; from Portugal to Turkey, from Paris to Morocco, in Mexico, Berlin, London, Italy, Ireland, California, and Buenos Aires.

8 Airbnb Hawaii Rentals That Will Put Your Hotel To Shame

Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel

Hawaii is a place like no other, so if you come to visit, why not stay in a home like no other. Picture yourself in a yurt, micro-house, tree house, o...

PHOTOS: Inside The Most Romantic Beachside Home

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

With the end of summer rapidly approaching, we're trying to cram in some beach time. If only we could plan a trip to the Breakers Home, an adorable li...

The San Diego Beach That Swallowed up My Family

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Each trip to San Diego started with the best of intentions. We wanted to visit the famous San Diego Zoo with our three young children. And then we arrived in Mission Beach, and it all fell through, like the coarse gray sand slips through your fingers. We were grounded.

Being The Best House Guest

Maile Keone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

According to, residents of the United States logged 1.6 billion personal trips in 2012. When I travel, my preference is to always stay in a hotel. I suppose that comes from my father.

8 Ways to Save Big on Summer Travel

Budget Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Here are our favorite insider secrets and online tools to get you where you want to be.

Content Marketing Close-Up: Airbnb's Content Strategy

Amanda Fayer | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Amanda Fayer

Airbnb has single-handedly disrupted the traditional model of short-term vacation rentals. The online service is the web's hottest peer-to-peer rental service, giving users the ability to virtually tour apartments and homes available for rent by actual owners.

7 Offbeat American Hotels

Roadtrippers | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel

Summer is way more than just cookouts, beaches and bonfires. It's also that special time of year when millions of travelers hit the road and embark on cross-country adventures. From mid-century kitsch to caveman chic, these offbeat hotels will leave your head spinning and won't kill your wallet.

Tree Houses You Can Live In

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
Vanity Fair

AirBnB has seen property owners rent their private Scottish castles, retro, pastel-colored VW vans, igloos, and -- drumroll -- tree houses.

The Coolest Vacation Rental Infinity Pools

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

There is nothing better in the world than catching some rays on the beach, sitting so close to the water you can feel the mist of the breaking waves o...

5 Affordable Cities For Vacation Home Rentals

Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty

Florida -- with its warm temperatures, amusement parks, no income taxes and active post 50 population -- has been synonymous with retirees and family ...

A Simple Story of Mind-Blowing Customer Service

Maile Keone | Posted 08.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

Throughout my years of being on the road, I've become mesmerized by the wide variation in the levels of customer service. For me, one recent experience has set an entire new level of expectation.

5 Villas to Host An Over-The-Top Dream Wedding

JustLuxe | Posted 08.07.2013 | Weddings

(Photo Credit: Norina Jane of Iconic Bride) Summer is undoubtedly wedding season, which means you're either attending a ceremony, in the wedding par...

5 Steps to a Stress-Free Family Vacation

HomeAway | Posted 07.05.2013 | Travel

It's no secret vacations are important to families - or that they can be stressful. Our new HomeAway survey found that even though 46 percent of U.S. ...

10 Last Minute Mother's Day Getaway Deals

FlipKey | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel

Your mother is the most important person in your life. After all, you wouldn't be here if it weren't for her. Don't you think she deserves a vacation?...

PHOTOS: Castles For Rent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.02.2013 | Travel

If a man's home is his castle, what does that make a rented vacation home? That can also be a castle. Literally. The hip new trend in travel is a d...

Desert Island Rentals For Your Summer Vacation

FlipKey | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel

From Puget Sound to the Caribbean, and even as far north as Sweden, private islands can be found around the world to suit your vacation vision.

PHOTOS: Villas Worth The Splurge

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Even if these spots are out of your price range, there's no harm in taking a peek.

Does Airbnb Think Following The Law Is Optional?

Skift | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel

Businesses big or small have a responsibility to be good neighbors or, failing that, at least understand the law of the land. And you'd think Airbnb would understand how important it is to be a good neighbor.

12 Months Of Travel Resolutions

HomeAway | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel

When you look back on 2013, what do you think will stand out: the Pilates classes you signed up for, the productivity goals you made or the trips you took?

Hobbits Take New Zealand

HomeAway | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel

Set off on your own adventure to the places that inspired the on-screen settings in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

4 Tips For Traveling To A Marathon

Maile Keone | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

I enjoy traveling for a fitness or athletic event because it creates an experience you wouldn't ordinarily have in that destination. But, taking a trip for a fitness or athletic event is different in many ways than a regular getaway.