Venice is a dream city for romantics. You can get lost among winding cobbled streets, drift lazily along narrow canals, and share a delicious meal under the twinkling lights of a small restaurant. Unfortunately, millions of people share the same romantic vision and flock to Venice in hoards, particularly in summer. Arriving in the city in spring or fall is a better option, as the streets are less crowded and Venice hotels offer better deals. So don’t shy away from this charming city, but choose your travel dates wisely and book hotels well in advance.
San Diego is a city close to my heart, with a handful of sandy beaches, myriad historic quarters, and the endless Balboa Park. Most importantly though, the weather stays beautiful year-round, meaning you can take a trip to this sunny city any time. With frequent deals on San Diego hotels and Airbnbs outside of high season, you won’t break the bank with these downtown accommodations.
Dubai is a city of desert glamour, where the tallest and largest describe the city’s architectural monstrosities. If you can dream it, it probably exists in this intriguing city, home to the largest population of immigrants in the world. Though the city is one of the wealthiest in the world, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a weekend downtown. Choose from this list of affordable hotels in Dubai and enjoy a luxurious stay in this intriguing city.
Philadelphia has a major presence in early American history that can be found throughout the city. But it is also a thriving center of culture and commerce, with an eclectic array of both skyscrapers and artsy, alternative districts. There is a wealth of avenues to explore in Philadelphia, most of which are focused in the Center City and Old City areas downtown. With fantastic walkability, you can easily explore this part of Philadelphia on foot. And while there are a lot of great hotels downtown, the Airbnb rooms are a more affordable option. Here are the best budget options in Philadelphia’s Center.
New York City is the iconic cultural capital of the United States. Made up of five distinct boroughs, this city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Each neighborhood has its own culture, history, and identity that offers something unique for all visitors. With so much to do and see, visitors can quickly become overwhelmed with the sheer number of possibilities. And unfortunately, due to inexperience, many travelers will make the same mistakes. I’ve assembled this guide to help you avoid some of the major time-wasters and tourist traps of this bustling, spirited city.
With sunny beaches and lush green hills backed by the pulsing city center, Honolulu offers all types of activities for visitors. One of the most popular destinations in this thriving city is Waikiki, which features a white sandy beach, easy surfing, and a slew of upscale hotels. This area can be quite expensive, so if you’re looking to be near the action without breaking the bank, follow this list of affordable accommodations near Waikiki.
Montreal is a popular destination in Quebec, fusing the historic charm of Europe with the laid-back culture of North America. With a collection of unique neighborhoods, you can get lost in the city for days. Stroll down cobblestone streets or take refuge in the old European-style cathedrals. Participate in the thriving young nightlife for which the city is famous and sample myriad cuisines like French, Italian and Japanese food or the famous Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches. If you prefer more outdoor activities, you can enjoy the Old Port waterfront or the huge Parc du Mont-Royal, which features Mont Royal, the large hill for which the city is named. With prices that are somewhat high compared to other North American cities, try an Airbnb Destination in Montreal to save a few extra bucks.