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Unusual Lodgings Around the World

Fair Oak Farm in England, where you can sleep in a treehouse.
Sometimes the places you stay can be as interesting as the place you visit

Whether you're staying in a yurt on the Isle of Man, or a four-star hotel in downtown Mexico City, the places we choose to lay down our heads can vary and truly matter!

Find articles here that lean to the different, and skew toward the off beat.We want to help you find the unusual places, the kinds of places you might not think of, which will prove to be fascinating and fun!

We cater to people who are looking for something a little different. No cookie cutter chain hotels here, just unique B&Bs, unusual small hotels, and places where you will wake up and say "Wow!"

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Grifoglia in Barga Tuscany: A Peaceful Oasis

Grifoglia in Barga Tuscany: A Peaceful Oasis
Grifoglia in Barga Italy. A quiet b&b in the Tuscan hills is a retreat without tv or newspapers, a relaxing place to be.

Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa: A Montana Tradition

Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa: A Montana Tradition
a weekend visit to an iconic Montana destination: Chico Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Getting that Wild West Feeling in Tombstone, Arizona

Getting that Wild West Feeling in Tombstone, Arizona
Roy Stevenson visits the Wild West town of Tombstone Arizona, where Wyatt Earp once kept the peace, and visits the area's newest resort.

Home Exchange: Make Yourself at Home… Anywhere in the World

Home Exchange: Make Yourself at Home… Anywhere in the World
Beth Simmons writes about HomeExchange.com, which lists thousands of members interested in vacationing at your home while you vacation at theirs.

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

The Flying Fish Eco-Village: An Unknown Paradise in Western Fiji
Adam Curren stays in a grass hut at the Flying Rish Eco-Village on the Island of Matacawalevu in Western Fiji.

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains
Mridula Dwivedi spends a couple of days in Naldehra, a sleepy little town in Himachal Pradesh, India, where she goes hiking in the misty mountains.

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence
Mike Snow visits the Empire Hotel in the Sultanate of Brunei, said to be the only seven-star hotel in the world.

Eco-Hotel in Crete is a Tranquil Haven for Relaxation

Eco-Hotel in Crete is a Tranquil Haven for Relaxation
Inka Piegsa-Quischotte visits the Mourtzanakis Residence, a unique ecotourism hotel in Achlada, Crete.

London Apartment Rentals: A Good Way to Save on Lodging

London Apartment Rentals: A Good Way to Save on Lodging
London Apartments | Sarah Cavicchi writes about how to save on lodging in downtown London by finding bargains on apartment rentals.

From the Ritz to the Sands, Hotels Are Going Green

From the Ritz to the Sands, Hotels Are Going Green
Green Hotels: Christa Romano writes about energy conservation efforts at hotels in the US and around the world, including the Sands in Las Vegas, the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, and the Isla Palenque i ...

Chile Hotels, Mixed Reviews

Chile Hotels, Mixed Reviews
Mark Zussman takes a tour of Chile, visiting the country's capital, Santiago, and nearby Valparaiso, Puerto Varas, Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Montt, Chiloé Island, and the Colchagua Valley.

Chile: Checking into Hotels Up and Down the Beanpole - Page 2

Chile: Checking into Hotels Up and Down the Beanpole - Page 2
Mark Zussman takes a tour of Chile, visiting the country's capital, Santiago, and nearby Valparaiso, Puerto Varas, Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Montt, Chiloé Island, and the Colchagua Valley.

Airbnb.com: House Sharing with a Twist

Airbnb.com: House Sharing with a Twist
Lisa Linsley writes about airbnb.com, a website that offers travelers a chance to stay in private houses, apartments or condos by negotiating directly with the owners.

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

A Yurt Holiday on the Isle of Wight: Cheap and Cheerful
Meredith Bower enjoys a green holiday that is cheap and cheerful, staying in a yurt on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England.

Cool Lodgings: Living Like Royalty at Chateau le Val, Brix, Normandy

Cool Lodgings: Living Like Royalty at Chateau le Val, Brix, Normandy
Normandy France | Max Hartshorne stays at a 13th century chateau in Normandy called the Chateau le Val and samples an exotic local liqueur called 44 made from calvados, oranges and coffee beans.

Kapama Lodge, South Africa: Predators and Prey

Kapama Lodge, South Africa: Predators and Prey
Jim Prevet takes us on a five-day photo safari at Kapama Lodge in South Africa, viewing lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, springboks, zebras and lots of other animals.

India's Kanha National Park: In Quest of the Tiger

India's Kanha National Park: In Quest of the Tiger
Mridula Dwivedi visits Taj’s Safari Lodge at Banjaar Tola, India, and explores the jungle wildlife in in Kanha National Park, including dancing peacocks, gaurs, cheetals and wild boars.

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay
Kelly Westhoff posts a gallery of luxurious photos from her stay in the Bamboo Village in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Five

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Five
Kelly Westhoff posts a gallery of luxurious photos from her stay in the Bamboo Village in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Three

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Three
Kelly Westhoff posts a gallery of luxurious photos from her stay in the Bamboo Village in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Two

Mui Ne, Vietnam: A Photo Essay - Page Two
Kelly Westhoff posts a gallery of luxurious photos from her stay in the Bamboo Village in Mui Ne, Vietnam.
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Micro-Hotels Let You Visit New York on a Budget

Micro-Hotels Let You Visit New York on a Budget
Steve Flahive stays at The Pod Hotel in New York, where the 'railway-inspired' rooms make it possible to visit the Big Apple on a budget.

Nicaragua: In Dreams on Little Corn Island

Nicaragua: In Dreams on Little Corn Island
Karina Zobolotny spends an idyllic weekend in a rustic cabin on Little Corn Island in Nicaragua, at a resort called Ensueños, which means 'in dreams.'

Shringi Vatika: A Peaceful Retreat in Himachal Pradesh, India

Shringi Vatika: A Peaceful Retreat in Himachal Pradesh, India
Mridula Dwivedi writes about her visit to Shringi Vatika, a cottage in Himachal Pradesh, India.

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

Ljubljana's Hotel Celica: A Night in a Slovenian Prison Cell
Phoebe Hornby visits the delightful little Slovenian city of Ljubljana, and stays in the Hotel Celica, which was once a prison in the former Yugoslavia.

CouchSurfing.com: Finding Friendship Worldwide

CouchSurfing.com: Finding Friendship Worldwide
Couchsurfing | Dominic DeGrazier finds hospitality and friendship in Mexico City though a travel networking website, CouchSurfing.com.

York, Maine: History, Luxury and Spectacular Seafood

York, Maine: History, Luxury and Spectacular Seafood
Darryl Popper reports on the historic buildings, sandy beaches and fine dining in York Harbor, Maine.

Le Querce di Cota: Sampling a Small Slice of Sicily

Le Querce di Cota: Sampling a Small Slice of Sicily
Carolyn Bonello of Malta pays a visit to Le Querce di Cota in the province of Enna, Sicily where she finds splendid scenic views of Mount Etna, delightful hospitality and mouth-watering homemade pasta ...

France: Finding Peace on the Cote d'Azure

France: Finding Peace on the Cote d'Azure
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John uses the Club Med village at Opio en Provence to explore the villages of Gourdon, Grasse, Mougin and St. Paul de Vence on France's Cote d'Azure.

D Acres of New Hampshire: A Refreshing Weekend Getaway

D Acres of New Hampshire: A Refreshing Weekend Getaway
GoNOMAD Writer Elizabeth Bagley has an educational, enjoyable and relaxing weekend at D Acres, an organic farm in Dorchester, New Hampshire.

Ecotourism in Kenya: Campi ya Kanzi

Ecotourism in Kenya: Campi ya Kanzi
GoNOMAD's Melissa Vitti writes about the Campi ya Kanzi ecolodge in Southern Kenya, which is operated in partnership with the Maasai tribe.

Prashar Lake in India: A Tranquil Beauty

Prashar Lake in India: A Tranquil Beauty
GoNOMAD Writer Mridula Dwivedi visits picturesque Prashar Lake in Himachal Pradesh.

Prashar Lake Photo Gallery

Prashar Lake Photo Gallery
GoNOMAD Writer Mridula Dwivedi shares her photos of Prashar Lake in Himachal Pradesh.

B&B Garden Getaways: Refreshing Your Senses

B&B Garden Getaways: Refreshing Your Senses
GoNOMAD's Melissa Vitti reviews ten bed and breakfasts and country inns which have beautiful gardens.

Affordable London Hotels: POSH Digs, Bargain Rates

Affordable London Hotels: POSH Digs, Bargain Rates
Affordable London Hotels: four four-star quality affordable hotels in London.

Byron Bay: Australia's New Age Wonder Beach Town

Byron Bay: Australia's New Age Wonder Beach Town
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits Byron Bay, describing it as a New Age Wonder Beach Town.

GoNOMAD Photogallery: Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary

GoNOMAD Photogallery: Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary
Cindy-Lou Dale's photogallery of the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia.

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

Namibia's Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary: Noah's Ark in the Desert
Namibia:Cindy-Lou Dale visits a unique wildlife sanctuary in Namibia dedicated to preserving both wildlife and the culture of the Bushmen tribes.

Southport Island, Maine: Finding The Perfect Rental

Southport Island, Maine: Finding The Perfect Rental
Boothbay Maine: Kent E. St. John describes a perfect rental cottage on Southport Island in Maine.

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

Chautauqua, New York: A Great Place to Start a Tradition
Kristi Girdharry visits Chautauqua, New York, and tries some of the many activities from the Chautauqua Institution to the museum dedicated to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
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