As any true shopper will tell you, shopping isn’t just about the stuff you buy. It is the journey. Scouring through the highs and lows, appreciating the artisan’s touch, optimizing value, imagining a loved one’s reaction, getting insights into the way a local resident lives – shopping has so many intricacies! Why not embark on …

Festivals, apart from being fun,  are a great time to understand a place’s culture, history and traditions. Here are 7 unique Asian Summer Festivals you are sure to enjoy: Taiwan Balloon Festival, Taitung When: June 30 – August 6 Gently soar above the East Rift Valley and float up in the sky enjoying gorgeous views at …

­ Who says Bangkok is just for binge shopping, partying or sightseeing. Timothy from the HomeAway Singapore team visited Bangkok with his extended family and discovered Bangkok had enjoyable experiences for family members of all ages. It was quite a few years since I had taken a vacation when I decided to plan a trip …

Family holidays often mean overpriced, gated resorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, it’s true that when travelling with kids, safety and convenience come first. Yet at the same time, what’s the point of going overseas if it doesn’t help the little ones cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure? Taipei, Taiwan …

HomeAway employee Yazer firmly believes that memories are the best travel souvenirs. So on a recent holiday to Central Europe, he decided to chronicle his travels in the form of an email to his son. Here are excerpts from Yazer’s endearing email to his 5-year-old son: Dear Son, You had a blast on our recent family …

When it really comes down to the basics of a perfect holiday, all one needs is a beautiful place you can call home when you’re away, some really good food and the company of your loved ones. HomeAway has been taking care of the first one for you for a while now. But what about …

In the mood for a little romantic escapade? We have some great vacation homes from across Asia that we are excited to share with you. Luxury Private Pool Villa, Phuket Ever dreamt of a beautiful world with just you and your loved one? This exquisite 1300 square foot villa in the lovely island of Phuket …

Dreaming of a magical getaway that will make you feel like royalty? Well, that dream just came true. There are plenty of dazzling HomeAways across Asia that offer an enthralling experience, the kind that’s fit for a king. What’s more, these accommodation options are surprisingly affordable, making your dream trip closer to reality. Yes folks, …

Travelling in Asia with your little ones? From themed rooms to easygoing traditional houses, there’s literally no shortage of spectacular and eye-popping child-friendly accommodations in Asia.  Whether your kiddies are into superheroes or fairy tale stories like Beauty and the Beast, Asia has mesmerizing places to stay that are fit for a prince or princess. …

HomeAway employee Meng recently took a trip to Sydney, Australia with his family. Here is what he had to say about his fabulous holiday. The famous Bondi Beach, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Taronga Zoo have been top in our ‘to-visit’ list for sometime. Sydney was also a great destination choice for my …