Category Archive: Meet and Greet

This is a Q&A with the owner or property manager intended to introduce our new home and neighbourhood and gain insider tips.

Aug 11

Rusty Irons from Austin: Interview with a Holiday Rental Owner

It’s the little things that make a difference to a holiday rental stay – whether there’s soap and toilet paper provided, some breakfast ingredients to get you started, or even a welcome gift of a bottle of local wine. Some properties we’ve stayed in this year have really impressed us, but none as much as …

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Apr 05

Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

“Walk, just walk,” was the advice we received from Carl, the owner of our petite weekend pad in Perpignan, when we asked him what we should do. “Oh, and eat and drink…” We had escaped sleepy little Ceret for the Easter weekend, on the pretext of attending the spooky Procession de la Sanch, Perpignan’s Good …

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Mar 15

Playlist: Sebastian’s Jerez flamenco picks

Playlist is a series of posts we’ll feature about destination soundtracks, whether they’re playlists we create ourselves inspired by the place, the soundtrack of the property we’ve stayed at (such as Rob’s Moroccan Mix), or, as in this case, music that has come recommended to us by locals. A resident of Jerez for 13 years, …

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Feb 24

Playlist: Rob’s Moroccan Mix

Playlist is a series of posts we’ll feature about destination soundtracks, whether they’re playlists we create ourselves inspired by the place, music that has come recommended to us by locals, or, as in this case, the soundtrack of the property we’ve stayed at. Yes, you heard right, it’s not only Hotel Costes and other design …

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Feb 23

Local Knowledge: Jamila from Marrakech

Local Knowledge is a series of posts on local people we’ve befriended in a destination who have really helped us to get beneath the skin of that place. Jamila has been our go-to girl in Marrakech, providing us with local tips, advice and directions each day. Born and brought up in the kasbah of Marrakech, …

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