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This guest post is brought to you by Matt Carroll and WePay.com who, as you may remember, is a site we love using to split the cost of group travel. Vacations are supposed to be a time of fun, relaxation, and recovery. You travel to escape the stresses of work, home, and the incessant demands […]

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The travel review site TripAdvisor released the results of its annual survey this month. After tallying results from over 1,400 travelers who responded, here are 5 key trends that can help us all better prepare for the year ahead. 1. People are falling in love with vacation rentals In 2010, 33% of respondents had stayed […]

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One of my favorite things about my job is that I have to stay current on all the cool things other people are doing. Inhabit is constantly evolving, and getting inspiration from our peers is one of the ways we stay fresh. In the course of my digging, I sometimes come across ideas so great […]

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I was lucky enough to be invited to stay in a beautiful vacation rental in Taos, New Mexico. Taos is a magical place to begin with, but this particular home captured the wonder of the area so spectacularly that I just had to share it. The owners have inhabited the Taos estate for several years […]

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As you may have heard, Sonoma County is the latest community tightening its regulation of vacation rental properties. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance in early November requiring vacation rental owners to obtain a permit starting January 2011. The ordinance requires existing vacation rentals with 6 or fewer rooms to obtain a […]

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The final weekend before the holiday season officially starts is upon us, and we’ve got some nice escapist diversions lined up for you. This weekend is the Vinters Market at Fort Mason. Tastings are included in the ticket price of $40/$50 (at the door). Time to stock up for your holiday parties! If you really […]

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Flying into San Francisco–like flying into New York–is a great way to familiarize yourself with the area. The geography of the Bay Area can be confusing, so seeing it from the air is a huge help. Here are some shots we’ve taken flying into and out of SFO. Here’s a little help, if you’re having […]

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Everything you need to know about coffee culture in San Francisco, you can learn from this video: Seriously, watch it. It is the most hilarious Internet video I’ve seen in a long time (and I watch a LOT of Internet videos). If you’d like to check out the venues mentioned, where coffee “costs more than […]

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Last month, Valyn Perini posted a detailed account of her attempt to book a vacation rental in France. Actually, “account” doesn’t really suit her tale of woe, which was more along the lines of Dear God, WHYYY?? Anyone who has stayed in vacation rentals can relate to her experience: Hard-to-navigate websites Incorrect search results (I […]

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After a summer of building, scouting, fawning, refining, and obsessing, we are pleased to announce the launch of our official site, InhabitVacations.com. The site was inspired by countless friends and family who ask for vacation rental recommendations, and the vacation rental owners who asked for help attracting travelers. It eventually dawned on us that we […]

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It never ceases to amaze me the extent to which people express themselves through their homes. Rationally, I get it – a home is just four walls, and within those walls, you can do anything (even blow out the walls). But I still find myself surprised at the variation from home to home. Take my […]

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With fall fast approaching, it can’t hurt to revisit those glorious summer getaways, can it? I recently traveled to Martha’s Vineyard for a family get-together, something that has become a tradition in recent years. “Tradition” may not be the best word – we’re a slightly unconventional bunch – but we stick together. Each year, my […]

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Imagine walking home from dinner one night, just minding your own business, when suddenly you come upon this: They always say it’s only the tourists in a city who look up, but sometimes it’s worth reminding the locals to crane their necks from time to time. The particular performance I happened upon last weekend was […]

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We all know travel can change lives, but we rarely think about the impact we have on those we visit (unless, of course, we’re stealing pierogi from them…). To set the stage for this story, you need to know that last weekend I stayed in my first yurt. This therapy studio-turned-weekend-vacation-rental in Mendocino, 3 hours […]

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Harvest Festivals are in full swing all over California wine country, with many vineyards offering visitors a piece of the action. All you need to do is take off your shoes, roll up your pants, and…well…you get the idea: Grape stomping (also known as foot treading) is possibly the most fun one can have around […]

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