10 places where you must stay in a holiday home and not a hotel

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9 unique HomeAways for your holiday

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Everyone, from kids to grandmas, loves fairytales.  Whether it’s a Disney film or a Han Christian Andersen classic, fairytales can lift our spirits and loosen the chains of our imagination. That is why a lot of people travel to Europe, and visit incredible castles, and fortified cites, to recreate their favourite scenes and moments of …

Beaches – who doesn’t love them? They are the perfect solution to any problem; the perfect vacation; the perfect solace. Don’t we all love escaping the sterile concrete jungles we live in and relax on a serene white-sand beach with cool waves lapping at our feet? Add a bit of sunshine, a good book, a …

Think Japan, and your mind immediately conjures up ideas of cutting-edge technology, flawless infrastructure, and a culture that prides humility, respect and sheer perseverance despite the disasters thrown its way. Yes, Japan is all that and more. While the 21st century owes a lot of its technological advances to Japan, the traditional aspect of this …

Getting away on a vacation with kids sounds like an oxymoron to most parents. Because, as parents, there is no such thing as ‘getting away!’ But travelling with your family comes with many special memories and fun times, and forms part of the ‘remember when?’ conversations that will inevitably take place in the future. And …

Chinese New Year is all about awaited family reunions, delicious feasts and thoughtful gifts. CNY is celebrated across the globe with much fanfare and is a festival which fills your heart with warmth, love, goodwill, and hope. With a wave of modernism touching the traditions, people are open to newer ways to celebrate. If you …

When you’re planning a holiday, and you choose a hotel for your accommodation (which you shouldn’t really but let’s suppose the unimaginable), your options are just that. Hotels, another hotel, yet another hotel. But when you choose a vacation rental, you’re in for some serious choice. From quaint villas to opulent penthouses, and from tree …

We love (and fully endorse) spontaneous travel plans, but let’s face it: a little bit of   planning doesn’t hurt, and ensures you’re well sorted for that much-needed holiday, with no sudden, last-minute stress to ruin the fun. As we count down to the New Year, HomeAway brings you a list of the best holiday homes …

The thought of Christmas brings along with it a merry mood and fills the heart with warmth and cheerfulness. If you are longing to experience Christmas festivities at a home away from home, look no further. We have specially selected 12 holiday homes at spectacular locations for your winter break. Make sure you book your vacation …

Settling on a vacation destination that excites everyone in the family is always tricky. You must look for adventure, relaxation, serenity all rolled into one trip while carefully managing individual preferences – and that’s no mean feat. But we make your family travel planning easy with 12 HomeAway handpicked destinations, one to inspire family travel during …

If you’ve been to Japan several times and are now wondering what next on your next trip to the land of the rising sun, then fret not. Avid traveler Isabelle Marchand has just the right answer. She recently stayed at a beautiful, traditional Minpaku in Japan and has some very useful tips for our Japan-loving readers. During …