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The World’s Most Rewarding Source of Free Homestays Is, and Remains, Servas

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/02/2018, 8:45 PM

Organizations come and go that arrange for you to stay free-of-charge in someone else’s home or apartment in the course of your travels. The latest leaders in this effort are Couchsurfing.com and Globalfreeloaders.com, which are sometimes criticized as having grown too large to be effective.   But another such organization—USServas.org—is older by far and careful to hand-pick both hosts and ...

Survey Finds Top Houseguest Pet Peeves

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/09/2016, 5:00 AM

Snooping around and staying for an indefinite period are the two most annoying things you can do as a houseguest, according to a survey conducted by HomeAdvisor.  The house-services listings site polled 2,000 Americans to find out their biggest pet peeves related to hosting friends and family members during visits. Other top responses included showing up unannounced, bringing another guest...

What’s the Best Vacation For Your “Stage of Life”? How Age Can—and Should—Affect Your Travel Plans

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/25/2013, 2:15 PM

“Man is by nature a social animal”, wrote Aristotle. And though he wasn’t commenting on vacations, his observation certainly applies:  who one travels with can be as important to the success of a trip as where one goes. Certain types of travel, as well as certain destinations, attract wildly different demographics, after all. Head to spring break-central, Panama City, Florida in March or A...

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