HomeAway employee, Rakesh recently returned from an amazing trip to the US West Coast cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here are excerpts from what he had to say about his exciting holiday: I travelled with my spouse and friends to the US cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco to enjoy …

Japan, with its ancient culture and deep rooted traditions that survive till today, is also home to an alternative ‘kawaii’ or ‘cute’ pop culture. Very rarely do two cultures run parallel in such contrast. Both cultures pop up in every sphere of life, but nowhere are they as evident as they are in the way …

Japan is synonymous with style. From smart inventions to striking fashion on streets as well as ramps, the country oozes panache and class. If you are visiting this unconventional island, make sure you skip the boring hotels and stay at one of these trendy HomeAways. They will give you the perfect peek into Japan’s modernism …

Japan is like a primordial soul cocooned in a modern, innovative body. The country is known for its timeless art, volcanic mountains, sumo wrestling, and so much more. It offers some of the most noteworthy molecular gastronomical experiences while celebrating its traditional pride – sushi. From beaches to waterfalls and hot springs to parks, a …

Japan is a country that stuns you with its magnum of innovation and frighteningly fast technological advancements, while keeping secure its year-old traditions. Eternal temples, robot museums, iconic peaks, high-tech dining venues, quaint tea-houses and immaculate beaches, Japan could be all or some of these to its tourists. When you pack your itinerary with temples, …

One of the best ways to experience a country known for its deep-rooted traditions is by going local. Whether it is the cuisine, the culture, the customs or local homes, each has a story to tell. Make your Japanese vacation authentic – book your stay at one of these traditional tatami mat vacation homes. Experience …

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There is something special about shopping. The feel of fresh fabric, the smell of leather boots, the gleam of a new necklace. Walking up and down 50 stores just to buy a gift for the one you love. Spotting the perfect dress and most importantly, finding it on sale! The joy of it all! Nothing …

Your idea of a perfect vacation? If it is a souped-up shopping spree that you cross borders for, then we hear you. After all you take time out to travel and you take time out to shop – and you do it separately. Why not combine the two and gift yourself the ultimate pleasure of …

It’s that time of the year again when a much-needed holiday beckons! You may not have admitted this to anyone yet, but you know your favourite part of any vacation is the shopping. Taking aimless strolls around the streets, perusing the goods unique to that place, observing what locals buy, picking up a smattering of …