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Travel Contests: August 23, 2017 – Italy, Florida, Mexico, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to San Francisco, California; New York City; Mexico City, Mexico; Tulum, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Hawaii; Florida; Italy; Kona, Hawaii; an Airbnb credit; Rioja, Spain; New Orleans, Louisiana; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss […]

HomeAway releases ad taking shots at shared AirBnb properties

HomeAway has released a new commercial that takes on their biggest competior, AirBnB. The ad, narrated by the excellent Nick Offerman, emphasizes HomeAway’s key differentiator, which is that all of their properties are rented privately. If you book with them, you won’t find yourself sharing with random strangers. While it doesn’t mention AirBnb, by name, […]

Staying in a Cuban casa particular – Casa Maura in Havana, Cuba review

Long before AirBnb, the Cuban government allowed private citizens to open their houses for tourists. Such an arrangement is called a casa particular. In a country where there are strict government controls over commerce, the creation of casas particulares has helped citizens start their own small businesses, while giving travelers access to a unique Cuban experience […]