Best hip boutique hotels in San Francisco - Hotel Emblem

14 Best Hip Boutique Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of my favourite cities in the world – a progressive hotspot, rich in counterculture, arts and beauty. It’s a city that gives birth to creativity of every kind, and makes for an intoxicating place to visit. Historically, it has lacked creative hotels, but is now hot on the heels of Portland, … Read more

Things to do in Santa Barbara: Lotus Land

The Best Things to Do in Santa Barbara: A Handpicked City Guide

Santa Barbara is nicknamed the American Riviera, and oh my is it gorgeous. Apparently Oprah has a house there, and also Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, and the list goes on. To be honest, this made me a little wary of it – I thought it might be a little too polished … Read more

Air BnB Plus Melbourne

What is AirBnB Plus? And why we love it.

We’ve long been fans of AirBnB, using it both as travellers and hosts. For us, it was a natural step up from our couchsurfing days and offered all the benefits of an apartment rental service, but with oodles more character. We tend to choose places owned by artists and people working in the creative industries, … Read more

Road Trip Portugal - Porto-Santa Cruz-Lisbon

Road Trip Portugal: Three Epic Portugal Road Trips

The wild Atlantic coast, sounds of fado and elegant tiled architecture are just a few of the ways that Portugal enchants and beckons travellers. It’s a place you can appreciate by just being there, soaking in its rich and varied history, from the Celts to the Visigoths, the Christians and the explorers, which means if … Read more

Unique Stays: Travellers Pick the Best Hotels in Japan

Japan is one of the most wildly creative places in the world, famed for its futuristic, kitsch design as well as its rich, traditional heritage. It’s a place of contrasts that’s echoed in its design style and places to stay: on one end of the scale, you can find yourself in a minimal, zen-like ryokan, … Read more

Best Joshua Tree Cabins: Dome in the Desert

The Most Beautiful (and Hipster) Joshua Tree AirBnB Cabins

Joshua Tree is a bohemian wilderness of otherworldly landscapes and esoteric vibes, which has lately become a hotbed for hipsters looking to escape the urban grind. Artists and the design-conscious are setting up home and creating an array of stylish cabins, many of which are available to rent on AirBnB. I was completely overwhelmed by … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Handpicked City Guide: 14 things to do in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is famed for its beautiful beaches and world-class art, making it the ideal place for a beach vacation with a spot of culture too. Spend the days relaxing on some of the California coast’s most beautiful beaches and then wander the town’s myriad galleries and public art. There are plenty of things to … Read more

The best hotels in Condesa: La Valise, Condesa, Mexico City

The Best Hip Boutique Hotels: Condesa, Mexico City

I fell in love with La Condesa in Mexico City. Alongside its neighbour La Roma, it’s part of what is known as the Roma-Condesa cultural corridor, which is one of the most hip areas of the city, filled with independent and creative boutiques, restaurants and cafes. It’s also not far from the centre, making it … Read more

Best boutique hotels Palm Springs – Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

The Best Palm Springs Boutique Hotels: 10 Hip Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has become a hotbed of hip hotels, perfect for the ultimate hipster getaway, filled with pool parties, cocktails and the laid-back ease of desert life. Retro-chic and mid-century style is the Palm Springs classic look, and you’ll also find plenty of fun, playful touches. From glamorous luxury retreats to party-filled hotels, this is … Read more