Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysia, is mostly perceived as just a transit stopover for those wishing to head to the beautiful coral reefs of eastern Sabah or the wild jungles in the northeast. However, Kota Kinabalu (or KK as referred to by the locals), offers a whole gamut of sights and experiences – from breathtaking mountain …

­ Who says Bangkok is just for binge shopping, partying or sightseeing. Timothy from the HomeAway Singapore team visited Bangkok with his extended family and discovered Bangkok had enjoyable experiences for family members of all ages. It was quite a few years since I had taken a vacation when I decided to plan a trip …

Family holidays often mean overpriced, gated resorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, it’s true that when travelling with kids, safety and convenience come first. Yet at the same time, what’s the point of going overseas if it doesn’t help the little ones cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure? Taipei, Taiwan …

HomeAway employee Yazer firmly believes that memories are the best travel souvenirs. So on a recent holiday to Central Europe, he decided to chronicle his travels in the form of an email to his son. Here are excerpts from Yazer’s endearing email to his 5-year-old son: Dear Son, You had a blast on our recent family …

In the mood for a little romantic escapade? We have some great vacation homes from across Asia that we are excited to share with you. Luxury Private Pool Villa, Phuket Ever dreamt of a beautiful world with just you and your loved one? This exquisite 1300 square foot villa in the lovely island of Phuket …

Malaysian search trends throughout the fall of 2016 indicate a strong preference for staycations. With notable exceptions for Bangkok and nearby Singapore. Kuala Lumpur retains its place as the top getaway location, while Malacca, Langkawi and Johor Bahru remain in second, third, and fourth place respectively.

HomeAway employee Meng recently took a trip to Sydney, Australia with his family. Here is what he had to say about his fabulous holiday. The famous Bondi Beach, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Taronga Zoo have been top in our ‘to-visit’ list for sometime. Sydney was also a great destination choice for my …

The summer will soon be upon us bringing clear skies and warm sunny days that are best enjoyed outdoors. Take a break from work and enjoy a summer holiday at any one of five the trending destinations featured below.  Boracay , Philippines The tiny ‘picture postcard beautiful ‘ island of Boracay situated off the coast …

HomeAway employee Eric recently went on a vacation to Sanur, Bali with his wife and kids. Here is what he had to say about his short but amazing Bali holiday: Our family (my wife, 4-year-old daughter, 2-year-old son and me) recently took a short vacation in Sanur, Bali. We wanted a fun and relaxed holiday, …

Your work doesn’t end when you get that booking. One of the most important aspects is preparing for your guests’ arrival. Whether you’re just starting out with your first guests or a seasoned vacation rental veteran, guests will always have questions before arriving for their stay. Trying to respond to all of them can become …