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Advice

Part of the fun of Inhabit — what gets us up every morning and keeps us on the hunt for great properties — is showing our guests new places they might have never thought of, and bringing little-known awesomeness to their attention. Then this week we added…PARIS! Hm. Paris isn’t exactly an out-of-the-way little burg. […]

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Usually I’m not a big fan of synthesized words. Dramedy, edutainment, rockumentary…but sometimes there’s just no other way to describe something. Take “glamping”, for instance. Wait, what? Glamping, you guys. Glamorous camping. When you think about camping, you think nylon tents and waking up with gravel in the small of your back. There’s definitely a […]

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One of the central ideas at Inhabit is the concept of learning to travel in a way that reflects who you are. We are focused on aesthetics, but there’s more to us than that — and more to you. You love great design, and you’re also passionate about animal welfare; you name grape varietals like […]

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When I travel, it’s the sense of unfamiliarity and newness that drives me. Being able to say, “I’ve never seen that before” is why I travel. Travel is letting yourself be a stranger in a strange land, navigating roads and customs, and experiencing a million tiny things for the first time. And then, there’s that […]

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Not surprisingly, we’re still thinking about our Portland adventure. On one of our epic afternoon jaunts (I think we covered the whole city at least three times on foot) we stumbled upon Merriweather’s Restaurant. It instantly became a recommendation on our site, because what we thought would be simply a charming local eatery turned out […]

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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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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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As we all know, the Sonoma Wine Country has tons of wineries, which can make for a fun weekend getaway. But where’s the fun in elbowing your way to the wine tasting counter, or yelling over the shrill sound of tipsy tourists when trying to engage in a conversation? I don’t know about you, but […]

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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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Oh, the joys of living in a culturally diverse city like San Francisco! We get it all: spicy Indian food, 12-person Afro-funk bands and awesome, traditional holiday celebrations like the Dia de los Muertos — or, Day of the Dead — celebration in the Mission District. About the holiday: Dia de los Muertos is a […]

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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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I know I say this a lot, but now I’m really serious: the trip my family and I took to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the summer of ’07 was one of my favorite vacations of all time. Having still not experienced a trip with comparable fun levels three years later, I credit the success of […]

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that travelers these days are more environmentally conscious. They get peeved when they stay in vacation rentals that don’t meet their standards of “living green.” Now, I’m not saying you need to buy all new EnergySTAR appliances or spend a boat-load installing solar panels, but there are some ways […]

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