Discover a new way to travel

Here at we are strong advocates of renting holiday homes. Between us, we have stayed in an impressive number of properties, discovering for ourselves the benefits of staying in a real 'home' instead of a hotel. Having more space and privacy; the option to come and go as you please or simply kick back and relax; cooking up a local treat and generally enjoying a more authentic holiday experience.

Thanks to the millions of people who own holiday homes worldwide, the choice is huge, with over 250,000 properties available on alone. So whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, and whatever type of home, there will be something to suit. Why settle for just a room when you can have so much more?

Take a virtual trip 'around the world' in holiday rentals with two globe-trotting travel writers and get inspired

In 2010, to inform more people about the benefits of holiday rentals, sent globe-trotting travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter 'around the world' in holiday homes from the site, so they could chronicle their experiences and share them as they went, showing how staying in holiday rentals can be a much better way to travel and discover the world. The properties, the local secrets, the sites, smells and sounds they discovered along the way, those hidden gems off the beaten track, plus their top tips for truly making your home where you hang your hat.

Browse by destination on the left to read about their amazing journey, get inspiration for your own travels, and find links to their articles about the trip on their blog,