Holiday Rentals in Europe
Left your holiday plans to the last minute? No problem! There are plenty of cool rentals and small hotels in the Boutique-Homes.com collection that have dates available in December and January. We’ve selected an array of rentals in Europe that are still accepting reservations for the holidays. Whether spending Christmas in an Alpine winter wonderland or enjoying tourist-free peace and quiet on the island of Mykonos, we guarantee there’s a special spot awaiting you and your family this holiday season. Check them out below.
A New Resource For Glampers: Remote & Refined
Here’s something cool: a brand new web series from Men’s Journal focused on hunting down the chicest accommodations in the most remote locations. Any visitor to Boutique-Homes.com knows we love cool tents, hip trailers, modern cabins, and other places where chic nomads can “glamp”. Remote and Refined is going to follow host Ryan Van Duzer (of the Travel Channel, National Geographic, and CurrentTV) as he makes his way through remote terrain on his way to cool spots all over the world. The first location? Big Sky, Montana.
Cool Halloween Traditions Worth Traveling For
Most people don't generally think of Halloween as a time to hit the road, but we at Boutique-Homes.com think every holiday is worth celebrating with a vacation, especially one as fun as Halloween! Even if you're too old to go trick or treating, there are plenty of cool Halloween traditions worth traveling for and lots of amazing places to stay while you're at it. From hunting trolls in Norway to spirit festivals in Japan, there's a whole world of spooky traditions waiting to be discovered. Check out our favorites below.
Insider’s Guide to Salvador, Brazil
Lar no Céu Penthouse owner Eamonn P. Dunphy is in love with Salvador, the former capital of Brazil where his rental is located. He sent us a short guide to the city that includes some info about the best times to visit, and some insider tips as to cool clubs and restaurants to frequent when in town. You can book Lar no Céu Penthouse here.
Quirky Projects for Vintage Suitcases
When your old suitcase reaches the end of the road, don't toss it out! Get creative instead. With a little bit of planning and some supplies, you can turn any old suitcase into a totally cool and very unique piece of decor, an off-beat vanity cabinet, or even a functioning boombox (okay, you'll need a little extra help for that one.) Get inspired by these nifty projects we've discovered to transform your old luggage into quirky pieces of art.
World’s Coolest Cameras
What's the one thing everyone takes along on their travels? A camera, of course! Though we live in the age of iPhone photo apps, there's something irreplaceable about having an old-fashioned camera tucked into your luggage. But there's no reason for a camera to be boring; remember our article on Colorware's camera customization program? Even if you can't afford to send your Leica D-Lux 5 in for a candy-colored makeover, there's plenty of other cool, creative, and unique cameras available for purchase. Here are our faves:
Best New Travel Gadgets
Traveling can be stressful, so isn't it great when you find a cool new gadget designed to make life on the road a little easier? Here's a list of our current faves, ranging from pocket showers and iPod chargers to a camper trailer that switches seamlessly from road to water.
Clouds for Sale
Most people have done it at some point in their lives: stared at the sky on a breezy summer day, and tried to find shapes in the clouds. Now with a new type of advertising, they make the shapes for you.
Insider’s Guide to Point Reyes
The owners of Wee Housie, a rustic rental in Inverness, California, have contributed an insider's guide to Point Reyes and West Marin County that's chock full of great tips on where to eat, hike, explore, and relax. Check it out!
West Marin County is regarded as one of California's best kept secrets. Although it is home to two major national parks (the Point Reyes National Seashore as well as Tomales Bay State Park), it remains relatively unknown to the 8 million plus residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Summer in Paris
Summer is a great time to visit Paris as it's the season when everyone heads outdoors to celebrate the long days and sunshine with a series of free events, concerts, festivals, off-beat celebrations, and even a pop-up public beach along the Seine. Everyone left in the city, that is: summer is also the season when Paris residents head out of town for a seaside break, so the city is emptier than usual.
Boutique-Homes.com has just welcomed into our collection several affordably priced and ideally located Paris apartments for rent that are the perfect place to stay while exploring all the unique experiences Paris has on offer in the summer months. Check out our favorites below, along with a list of cool stuff to do while you're there.