Cycling is the future of transportation; we’ve been hearing this for years. We’ve also been subjected to plenty of innovative, designer “bikes”, ranging from the eRinGo to the WheelSurf, and to some that don’t look all that different from the UnoCycle. But it looks like the YikeBike, the latest in bicycle design, is catching on with chic nomads in urban centers everywhere. Is this the shape of bikes to come?
Hatari Lodge: History of a Small Hotel
Have you ever seen the classic Howard Hawks movie Hatari! (1962)? If so, you’ll be familiar with the ranch at which it was shot, on the edge of the Arusha National Park in Tanzania. The majority of the movie (starring the ‘Duke’, John Wayne) was filmed there, including sweeping vistas of Mounts Kilimanjaro and Mero and nearby swampland.
Summer Tips and Specials from Boutique Homes
Looking to get away this summer? While scouring the globe for the chicest vacation rentals and small hotels ever, we’ve discovered some incredible summer specials going on right now at the architectural properties you love. Whether you’re in the mood for first-class luxury with all the trimmings or rustic comfort with an ocean view, Boutique Homes has you covered. Read on for all the information you need to book a holiday in amazing spot for far less than regular rates.
Flashpacking: A New Way To See The World
You’ve hitch-hiked round South America, backpacked across the Rockies, and inter-railed around Europe. You’re planning a 3-month trip to Asia with no itinerary. You love the adventure of travel, but you’re fed up with sleeping rough on airport floors and sharing dorm rooms with drunken 18-year-olds. Sound like you? If so, you may well be a flashpacker.
Chic Nomads Camp in Style
Glamping – a combination of the words glamour and camping – is all the rage. As this article in the Wall Street Journal points out, Americans have always been about vacationing in the Great Outdoors. Only now, instead of staying in leaky tents in uncomfortable locales, they’re staying in slightly more upscale abodes while still enjoying all the activities nature has to offer.
The Real Life Heartbreak Hotel
Today's incredible story comes courtesy of two bloggers, Anglo-American Michael John Grist and Canadian Mike's Blender, both of whom have lived in Japan and on a trip together, made an amazing discovery deep in the Japanese countryside.
Playtime for Architects
We’re taking a short break from our mission to find the most stylish vacation rentals in the world because now it’s time to play. With legos!
Modern Villa For Rent in Mexico
The newest addition to the Boutique Homes collection is Casa de las Estrellas, a gorgeous vacation rental in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Pictures of the house are absolutely dazzling on their own, so you can imagine how amazing the property is in real life.
Beach House Rentals at Boutique Homes
The beach house occupies a special place in our hearts. It represents warmth, fun, relaxation, and total freedom from the daily stress of urban living, even if it’s just for the weekend. From the sunny sands of California and the rocky eastern seaboard to the balmy beaches of tropical islands and the azure Mediterranean coastline, anywhere you find a gorgeous stretch of beach and someone who appreciates it, you’ll find a beach house.
Deep In the Heart of Texas
You probably already know how difficult it can be to find a vacation rental or small hotel that is stylish, unique, and intimate. We’ve been bombarded with images of massive resorts and bland mega-chains for so long that it’s hard to imagine there are any other options out there. But those of us who value small spaces go on vacation just like everybody else, so why shouldn’t we have a place to stay when we’re away?
If you count yourself among these lovers of the small, Cinco Camp might be the place for you.