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Sometimes the place you stay...

Can be as interesting as the destination you visit

The Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. photo by Stephen Hartshorne/GoNOMAD.comThe Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. photo by Stephen Hartshorne/
At GoNOMAD, we seek out the unique local lodgings in a range of prices that provide travelers with real opportunities to experience the people and places they visit.

With GoNOMAD's LODGINGS GUIDE you can check out a unique Bed and Breakfast or Amazonian ecolodge. Try a home exchange. Stay in a monastery or a family-owned guesthouse. Wherever you travel make your stay as rewarding as your journey. For more options, find sustainable hotels and responsible tours throughout the world, as well as the most affordable hostels.

Scroll down for more feature stories about great lodgings around the world.


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The Flying Fish Eco-Village: An Unknown Paradise in Western Fiji

Stanley's Lodge, Botswana: A Safari on the Okavango Delta

Eco-Hotel in Crete is a Tranquil Haven for Relaxation

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence

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From the Ritz to the Sands, Hotels Are Going Green

The Fisherman’s Lodge at Bhimtal: Away from the Maddening Crowd

A Bungalow in the Rainforest of Costa Rica: Living the Dream

Home Exchanges: A Great Way to Experience Other Countries

Pet-Friendly Accomodations in Portland, Oregon

The Top Ten Tennis Resorts in the US House Sharing with a Twist

Walindi Plantation Resort in Papua New Guinea: A Diver's Paradise

A Yurt Holiday on the Isle of Wight: Cheap and Cheerful

France: Living Like Royalty at Chateau le Val in Brix, Normandy

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa

Cowgirls & Mustangs: The Fandango Ranch in California's Surprise Valley

Taj’s Safari Lodge at Banjaar Tola, India: In Quest of the Tiger

Kapama Lodge, South Africa: Predators and Prey

Harrison House on San Juan Island: A Little Piece of Paradise

A rustic cabin at the Ensuenos Resort on Corn Island in Nicaragua. Photo by Karina Zobolotny
A rustic cabin at the Ensuenos Resort on Corn Island in Nicragua. Photo by Karina Zobolotny.

The Bamboo Village Resort in Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Kelly Westhoff Photo Gallery

Micro-Hotels Let You Visit New York on a Budget

Nicaragua: In Dreams on Little Corn Island

Shringi Vatika: A Peaceful Retreat in Himachal Pradesh, India

Ljubljana's Hotel Celica: A Night in a Slovenian Prison Cell

The York Harbor Inn: History, Luxury and Spectacular Seafood

Rose Hall: Home of the White Witch of Jamaica

A Floating Hotel in Finland

Le Querce di Cota: Sampling a Small Slice of Sicily

Staying in a Castle on Portugal's Silver Coast

Staying in an Underground Hotel in Coober Pedy Australia

Visiting the Old Haunts of the Rat Pack in Lake Tahoe

A yurt stay in Kyrgyzstan - photo by Michael CookA yurt stay in Kyrgyzstan - photo by Michael Cook

Visiting the Gorilla's Nest Lodge in Rwanda

France: Finding Peace on the Cote d'Azure

Visiting an Organic Coffee Plantation in Nicaragua

Motor Home Swap: A New Way to Vacation on Wheels

A Yurt-Stay in Kyrgyzstan

Grifoglia in Barga Tuscany: A Peaceful Oasis

Spiti: A Homestay Trek in Himachal Pradesh, India

Rockland, Maine: Historic B&BS, Fine Art and Family Fun

D Acres of New Hampshire: A Refreshing Weekend Getaway

St. Lucia: Adventures and Relaxation on Coconut Bay

Tembo House at Campi ya KanziTembo House at Campi ya Kanzi.

Thailand: Dada's Grand Plans for Helping Kids

Prashar Lake in India: A Tranquil Beauty

Ecotourism in Kenya: Campi ya Kanzi

Garden Getaways: Refreshing Your Senses

Lake Placid's Interlaken Inn

Great Lodgings in Nevis, The Queen of the Caribes

Affordable London Hotels: POSH Digs, Bargain Rates

Vallecito: A Quiet, Primitive Desert Campground

Byron Bay: Australia’s New Age Wonder Beach Town

Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary: Noah's Ark in the Desert

Finding The Perfect Summer Rental: Southport Island, Maine

Chautauqua, New York: A Great Place to Start a Tradition

A stable in Dartmoor, England. Photo by Penny CoatesA stable in Dartmoor, England. Photo by Penny Coates.

Dartmoor, England: Preserving an Ancient Man-Made Wilderness

Montana's Wildest Winter Resorts

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Top lodgings picks in Africa

Top lodgings picks in Central America

Top lodgings picks in Southeast Asia

Top lodgings picks on Islands Around the Globe

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Vacation Rentals in Europe

Farmstays Around the World

A Room of One’s Own: A Guide to Retreats

Miniguide to Home Exchanges

Hostels Belize's Pook's Hill Lodge: Discovering Secrets of the Mayan Heartland

The Fiddlers' Retreat: Irish Music, Irish Food, Irish Culture

Theresa Bourke at the Fiddler's retreat.

Tuscan Spa Relieves "Tourist Tension"

Taking My Parents to Italy--At 46, I take Mom and Dad to a rented house in Italy.

"Duding with Dad" in Brooks Lake, Wyoming

Nondalton, Alaska -
Fantastic fishing and wilderness adventures

Palm Springs, Calif.
A Gay vacation mecca

Seeing Sorrento and Ischia

The Northern Neck, VA--
Staying in Style at the Tides Inn

New Hampshire's Grande Dame--
The Mount Washington Hotel is a step back in time.

Portugal's Grand Manor Houses-
-stay in style!

Burma's Buddhist Monuments

A Flushing New York YMCA--No, no, it's better than you think!

The Joys of the Caravan--See the world in a land yacht!

Fiji's Forgotten North
-discovering Vanau Levu and Taveuni

The Sounds of Silence--Getting away to a Big Sur Monastery

A visit to the Holler--a New York state ecolodge that's wonderful in winter


Wild and Wacky U.S. Lodgings--sleep in an icebreaker or an Airstream trailer

The Paradores of Puerto Rico

Sleeping in the Hay: Farmstays in the US

Dharma Dreaming: Monastery Lodgings

Make Yourself at Home as a Caretaker

The Best Perch in Panama

Pineapples and Pigeon Towers: Unusual Rentals in Europe

Lighthouse Lights Out! Lighthouse Lodgings in the US




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in Central America By Ann H. Waigand, GoNOMAD LODGINGS GUIDE Giovanna Holbrook rescued a rainforest
A Top Lodging Picks in Europe By Ann H. Waigand, GoNOMAD LODGINGS GUIDE Are Youth
pineapple just outside the village of Airth in Central Scotland. Lodgings like these beat a prefab
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