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Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

We shared many delicious alfresco meals around that table above at a Bali villa rental a couple of years ago. My mother visited us from Australia for a week and our villa cook joined us for a meal on our final day. It was all...
How To Avoid Holiday Rental Scams

How To Avoid Holiday Rental Scams

Following our recent post Tips to Renting Holiday Apartments – A Checklist a reader asked for tips on how to avoid holiday rental scams and getting ripped off when booking self-catering accommodation, such as how we handle money, how to make sure places are reputable, and...
Tips To Renting Holiday Apartments — A Checklist

Tips To Renting Holiday Apartments — A Checklist

I’ve lost count of the number of self-catering properties we’ve settled into, from holiday houses and villas to serviced apartments and apart-hotels, from staying in nothing but holiday rentals in 2010 to last month testing out short-term apartments in Phnom Penh, and it’s those recent...
Price Check: a Bangkok Shopping List

Price Check: a Bangkok Shopping List

Bangkok is a fun place to shop. For most visitors that means buying cheap hippy clothes and skimpy stuff for the beach holiday they’re about to have on a Thai island or a resort on the coast. And then buying even more revealing gear once...
Tips to Saving Money When Self-Catering

Tips to Saving Money When Self-Catering

In our last post on What Things Cost Around the World, we compared the dockets of our Price Check shopping lists from some 24 destinations we stayed at around the world on our yearlong grand tour. Our goal was to give self-catering travellers who like...
Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while offers opportunities to get close to people in ways that a hotel can’t. Don’t believe us? These are some of the special people we befriended who touched our souls over the last year...