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Celebrate the Holidays in ‘The Grinch’s’ Mt. Crumpit Cave

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has teamed up with vacation rental platform Vacasa to provide a unique travel experience at Mt. Crumpit Cave, the fictional dwelling place of Dr. Seuss’s grumpy holiday character the Grinch.Located just outside of Boulder, Utah, the residence rests within a hand-carved cave on the side of a large stone mountain. The multi-level […]

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You Can Now Book a One-Night Stay at the ‘Home Alone’ House for $25 USD

The original Home Alone house will soon be available to book on Airbnb.Following the premiere of Disney+’s reboot Home Sweet Home Alone, the famed home, which is located in Chicago, will open its doors for a one-night stay on December 12 that will cost $25 USD, plus fees.Buzz McCallister, Kevin McCallister’s tarantula-obsessed older brother (played by Devin […]

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10 Ways to Get Better at Hiking

A hike can be as easy as a walk in the park (literally), but when you start covering more interesting terrain, you’ll quickly meet challenges. Maybe you’re out of breath when you head up hills, or maybe you never manage to pack the right things or wear the right clothes. Here are 10 tips for […]

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When to Book Your Hotel Room to Actually Get the Best Rates

Turns out there’s a sweet spot for booking hotels cheaply. Contrary to what you might expect, a recent Nerdwallet study concludes that it’s cheaper to book a hotel 15 days before your stay—not months before, as is the conventional wisdom. However, there are trade-offs to consider, not least of which is ensuring that…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Airbnb Isn’t Worth All Those Fees, According to Reddit

Last summer, I booked a secluded, moody Airbnb in rural Washington and spent a relaxing few days in a land where everything looked and felt exactly like I was in a scene from Twilight. So when I needed a place to sleep in Portland, Maine last month, I turned to Airbnb in search of another […]

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How to Use ‘Trip Stacking’ to Keep COVID From Ruining Your Holiday Plans

With travel bans, increased airline cancellations, and general uncertainty related to the Delta variant, people are booking overlapping vacations to ensure that they’ll be able to travel—what’s known as “trip stacking.” Basically, it’s a back-up plan that ensures you’ll still travel on the days you’ve already booked…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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As COVID Restrictions Ease, Dubai’s Hotels are Trying to Tempt Back Tourists

Earlier this summer, Dubai’s Department of Tourism launched an ambitious campaign to entice back travellers. In a movie-trailer-style film by the I,Tonya director Craig Gillespie, actors Jessica Alba and Zac Efron encouraged nervous tourists to begin visiting the region again. It was, of course, a typically lavish production — matched only in extravagance by August’s […]

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ANA to Auction First Class Airplane Seat and Boeing 777 Window Frame

Japanese airline ANA is launching a store on Yahoo! Auctions dubbed SorANAka (translating to “In the sky”) to sell unique aircraft parts and airline goods that were actually used on ANA aircraft. The first items on sale will be ANA’s “International First Class Mockup Seat” and a “Boeing 777-300ER Window Frame.”Previously, the “ANA Collector’s Goods” […]

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Disney and Airbnb Join to Recreate Hundred Acre Wood from ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Airbnb has joined in on Disney’s 95th-anniversary celebration to give travelers a chance to stay at a Winnie the Pooh-inspired house in the Hundred Acre Wood.This “Bearbnb” is located in Ashdown Forest and sleeps up to four guests and is hosted by the Disney-appointed Winnie the Pooh illustrator, Kim Raymond — the artist behind Winnie […]

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How to Volunteer to House Afghan Refugees on Airbnb, Even If You’re Not a Host

In the two weeks since the Taliban took hold of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, roughly 105,000 people have been evacuated, in one of the largest airlifts in U.S. history. While an estimated 5,100 evacuees are American citizens, the rest are Afghan individuals and families, many now facing housing insecurity. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Volunteer to House Afghan Refugees on Airbnb, Even If You’re Not a Host

In the two weeks since the Taliban took hold of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, roughly 105,000 people have been evacuated, in one of the largest airlifts in U.S. history. While an estimated 5,100 evacuees are American citizens, the rest are Afghan individuals and families, many now facing housing insecurity. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Airbnb’s Non-Profit Offers Free Temporary Housing to Disaster Victims

Airbnb.org offers an emergency response program to aid those in need from natural disasters. Whether the cause of strife is a wildfire, flood, tropical storm, earthquake, or more, the non-profit offers free temporary housing to families in need.Airbnb.org got its unofficial start in 2012 when an Airbnb host named Shell opened her home to people […]

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New Zealand Puts Entire Country on Lockdown Over a Single Coronavirus Case

The entire country of New Zealand will be placed on lockdown after a man tested positive for COVID-19.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference on Tuesday that a 58-year-old unvaccinated man from Auckland tested positive for the virus, marking the country’s first locally transmitted case since February.While genome sequencing is still underway, Ardern […]

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‘Workcations’ Are a Total Scam

According to a recent article published in the Washington Post, the phenomenon of the “workcation” is on the rise. These hybrid work-play trips promise to combine the best parts of a productive workday with a relaxing vacation. A “best of both worlds” pitch is always tempting—but what if it’s a total lie?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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