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NEW TRAVEL TIPS VIDEO! AIRBNB ROOM & APARTMENT RENTAL REVIEW, VANCOUVER’S GEORGIAN COURT BOUTIQUE HOTEL.


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Ciao! My latest Huffington Post Travel video is out, and I’m wearing an Angelic Pretty dress in it. Would you like to see?

In this episode, I explore two cool alternatives to boring chain hotels: boutiques and private rentals.

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Whenever I went on family trips as a child, we stayed in chain hotels. Unfortunately, the “safe choice” tends to be the boring one. I remember these rooms as a single beige blur.

Nowadays, I rest my head in more colorful environments. Watch my new “Travel SOS” video (below and on Huff Post) for a personal tour.

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I’m a huge fan of boutique, or lifestyle hotels. They’ve got indie rocker spirit.

For example, Vancouver’s Georgian Court has a modern lobby, a fleet of elliptical machines, and free chocolates. The women-only “Orchid Floor” pampers female guests, at no extra cost.

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Wearing an Angelic Pretty dress, Angelica Brigade hair flower clips, and a faux furry jacket from Hong Kong.

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What’s another option? Airbnb. Travelers can search for a private room or apartment, and rent it securely. When Seba and I went to Rome, we got a chance to test-drive the service.

I was attracted to the bright decor and excellent ratings of this Trastevere apartment. After speaking by phone, the owner met me to hand over the keys.

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It was a pleasure to meet musician Francesco IV, and get a taste of his world.

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For the price of a regular hotel, we stayed in an apartment full of personality, and experienced Rome like locals. Win, win.

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Since I’m an architecture and culture buff, I loved walking around Rome.

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Oh, the doorknobs…

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The pizza…

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And how about those Italian boys? Seba and I were in Rome for a secret project; you’ll find out more about it soon.

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The Aveda hair salon resembled an art museum.

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What’s the most memorable hotel or rental you’ve ever stayed in?

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