View of the clear blue water at Ribeira do Cavalo in Sesimbre, Portugal

Visiting Portugal: Itinerary for “Slow Travel”

One of the best places to visit in Europe is a unique blend of old world charm and modern convenience. It’s also extremely affordable. What country is that? It’s Portugal! Portugal offers the European experience at Latin American prices, and it’s the perfect destination to get the best of both …

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Our Airbnb in Lisbon: dining room and kitchen

How to Use Airbnb: Tips for First-Time Guests

Want to make the most of your travels without breaking the bank? Skip the hotels and use Airbnb instead. Renting apartments through Airbnb is our #1 way to save money on lodging AND meals. It’s also the best way to experience local life in the places we visit. We’ve stayed …

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Airbnb Japan - traditional Japanese home with tatami mats

How to Use Airbnb in Japan: Pro Tips for Foreign Visitors

What’s the best way to save money on accommodations AND get a taste of local life when visiting Japan? Use Airbnb. In Japan, Airbnb is often significantly cheaper than staying in hotel rooms, especially with multiple guests. Staying in a private home or apartment also gives you a more “local” …

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