Day trips from Madrid: 5 cities to discover

Day trips from Madrid are a great way to get to know Spain, with each city having its own character. Here's five of the best, all within an hour or two of the capital.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Solo Travel India: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

If you're planning on travelling alone to India, use the Homestay.com guide. From planning your trip to accommodation, find out what you need to know as a solo traveller.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Hidden Rome – 10 Attractions You Might Not Have Heard Of

Everyone knows the popular tourist spots in Rome but do you know the unknown ones? Find the hidden gems of Rome's tourist trail with our Homestay.com local guide.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Best places to eat in Istanbul for a taste of East and West

Istanbul is an area that in so many senses is a meeting of cultures, a city that is half in Europe, half in Asia. Visits to the city’s famous monuments and palaces may showcase the city as a melting pot throughout history but nowhere is this more evident that in the food that is on offer.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Find the Bars With the Best Pintxos San Sebastián Has to Offer

Exploring the pintxo bars in San Sebastián can be intimidating so work your way through this list to round off the top spots in the Basque city of Donostia.

Written by Homestay Guest

Homestay by the Sea, commute to Dublin

Ilija, from Croatia chose to stay with Noelle in Bray a lovely coastal town in north County Wicklow, while on business in Dublin. Bray is a very commutable option to Dublin, only 19km south and easily reached by DART, Train, Bus or the N11 road.

Written by Mary Plunkett

How to Navigate the Dublin Transport System

Finding your feet in a city is challenging so we’ve come up with some handy tips to help you blend in like a local when getting around Dublin.

Written by Colm Hanratty

For a real taste of Vancouver try the food the locals eat

One the things I love most about travelling is finding out what the locals eat and trying it for myself. In Vancouver, it’s an Asian-inspired hot dog...

Written by Colm Hanratty

The best little wine bar in London

When I travel to cities, I like having my favourite places I return to on each trip. These can be attractions, neighbourhoods, bar s or restaurants. In London I have many, one of them being a wine bar that isn’t so much a local secret, but it feels like it every time I visit...

Written by Suzanne Cox

Moving to Dublin Alone? Choose Homestay

Sarah from Belgium moved to Dublin in November to start a new job in Sandyford on the south side of the city. She decided to book a homestay for the first month so she could get settled in and used to her new surroundings before looking for a place of her own. She stayed with Homestay host Gity in Sandyford for €900 per month.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Accommodation in Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019

If you are one of the lucky ones travelling to the Rugby World Cup 2019 to cheer on your country, why not make the most of your Japanese experience and book a homestay. We've got homestays close to many of the stadiums and are a really affordable alternative to hotel accommodation.

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