12 Affordable Modern Homes to Stay In on Your Next Vacation

by Bruno Bornsztein

12 Affordable Modern Homes to Stay In on Your Next Vacation

AirBnB.com
is a service that helps connect people who have homes, apartments, or spare rooms to rent. On principle, I love the idea (why bother with hotels when you can stay in a real person's house?), but in practice, I have to admin results are mixed. We used AirBnB for a trip to New York City last year, and the place wasn't nearly as nice as the pictures made it out to be. 

Still, if you just want to window shop, AirBnB is one of the best places on the Web to get tours of amazing living spaces around the world. Here are some of my recent, modern-ish favorites:

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How to Take an Almost Free Tropical Getaway

by DIY Maven

Translucent Waters Cook Islands

A friend of mine is suffering from a major case of the winter blues, which isn't so unusual this winter. Last week I suggested she take a tropical stay-cation. The idea sounded so appealing, my boo and I did just that last Sunday. It was super fun and just what we needed to break the winter doldrums. Besides that, it cost us next to nothing, we weren't subjected to security pat downs or

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Worry Less On Vacation

by Lilybee

Worry Less On Vacation

The goober and I are heading to Ireland tomorrow for a week and a bit. My sweetie is sitting this one out which means I don't have to worry about the flat being empty.When leaving someone at home just isn't an option, there are plenty of things you can do to worry-proof your home they include:

  • giving your neighbours a heads up, and a contact number
  • using timers to turn on lights, radio's etc
  • turning the phone ringer off
  • cancelling...

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For Rent: Only $300K a Month

by DIY Maven

Villa Marbella, Spain

Recently, Business Week reported on how the really rich spend as much money for temporary rentals as regular folk spend for entire houses. The report suggests that the willingness of affluent leasers to fork over so much dough is do to the need of interim housing while their mansions are remodeled. Others, like Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro, who have been known to drop 40 grand a day for a slice of heaven on Nygard Cay (Bahamas), just want a...

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