Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rustic Countryside AirBnb Rental House in the South of France

In the beautiful rustic countryside of Montpellier in the South of France lies a humble home, delicately decorated with family heirlooms and greenery a plenty. This home, owned by a fellow traveler of the world, was the perfect way to live like a local in the region of wine and escargot. We loved having an entire house, beautiful garden, and plenty of room to relax during our week stay and definitely recommend holiday rentals if you plan to stay for an extended time. 
How did we find this property?
We booked this rental through AirBnb. It was easy to access and gave plenty of options, but it can take a good day of searching to find just the right place. Anyone can post to AirBnb, so you have to be patient enough to filter through the not-so-great properties to find gems like the one we stayed in. This can actually be easily achieved by using the filter options they give you, like price point, region, number of bedrooms, etc. The higher your budget, the more quickly you can find a really nice house or room to rent.  Click on the following link and receive $25 travel credit toward a future AirBnb when you sign up with a new email address for the first time! 
An excerpt from our travel journey during our stay:
"Our host is kind, welcoming, and makes us breakfast every morning! We have the entire top half of the house to ourselves, with our own giant bathroom, choice of bedrooms, and peace and quiet. The rest of the house is great for lounging and resting, and if we want to, we can have access to cooking in her kitchen."
Enjoy the photos of our little French haven and be sure to check out AirBnb for your next holiday, they service worldwide!
He's brilliant on the piano and loved this vintage piece.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Visit Nidderdale and Brimham Rocks Of The Yorkshire Dales

We took two different buses and walked several miles to make our way from Leeds (our current home) into Nidderdale and Brimham Rocks of the Yorkshire Dales (Northern England). Making this trek in February was no easy feat. We battled a wind storm all day that graciously blew the clouds away and allowed for some sunshine, but kept our noses and fingers freezing from the negative temps. This day trip was to celebrate Ryan's birthday! The perfect excuse to get out into nature, climb some rather large rocks, and gorge on a homemade picnic complete with English cider.
1. Start your journey by taking a bus or car from Harrogate toward the Yorkshire Dales. You will find many villages to stop in. You can either walk from the closest village as we did or drive up the steep hill to get to Brimham Rocks.
2. Enjoy your view, be careful, and be sure to explore the countless formations!! If it's not too windy, have a picnic on some of the flat rocks. If it's too windy then find a rock shelter like below!

3. Once you're done exploring Brimham Rocks, take a local bus which rides every hour or hop in your car for the winding 3 mile drive into the village of Nidderdale. Quaint, cute, and majestic all at the same time! They are also home to the oldest sweets shop in England!
Before leaving Nidderdale village, take the panoramic walk to get an incredible view of the dale!
Marrakech coming soon!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Get $25 travel credit toward AirBnb

AirBnb is our preferred website for booking travel accommodation at great prices and in great locations.
Just click on this reference link to instantly receive $25 when you sign up with a new account to put toward your next booked accommodation!!
If that does not work simply email us and we can send you an invitation through AirBnb! 
They have everything from small bungalows to beautiful mansions, and something for EVERY budget!

Chateau De Fleur, South of France, 2014. Traveling Expats.
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