Airbnbs are popping up left and right, all over the world. You have your pick of anything from super-economy stays to over-the-top luxury finds for you and your crew. If the latter is more your speed, consider these options for your next 5-star vacation.
Grab up to a dozen of your travel friends and split the Baan Mika, Koh Samui Luxury Villa in Lo Samiu, Thailand. Close to the city, beaches and a world of its own, this six-bedroom and six-bathroom stay includes breakfast, 5-star service, luxury amenities and a stunning private pool and lounge. Prices range $1,200–1,500 a night.
Another stunner for larger groups, Villa Samira is a luxury retreat from Airbnb’s Luxe collection. This stay includes housekeeping, private chef, six bedrooms, six baths and stunning vistas of the Bay of Bengal. Sit in the open-air great room with friends, or lounge by the infinity pool. This stay in Kathu, Thailand, is available for around $1,250 a night.
Also available on Airbnb Luxe, the Layan 7 Bedroom Seaview Residence in Thalang, Thailand, is an absolute stunner. Each room boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape and a slew of amenities. This luxury stay includes a butler, airport transfer, housekeeping services, a private chef and exclusive add-on services to the tune of $9,766 a night.
With all the technology available, people are ditching paper books and turning to either listening to audiobooks or reading electronically. There are tons of tablets that allow you to read full books, but one of the most popular is the Amazon Kindle Fire.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.