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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?

26 Comments

  1. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow the boutique hotels look amazing!!

  2. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

     You look fantastic! It’s super cute!

  3. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    OMG when I go see my bf in the summer I really wanna stay at The Georgian Court XD

    • Posted February 25, 2012 at 2:10 am | Permalink

      You’ll love it!

  4. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    omg YOUR VOICE SOUNDS LIKE MINE, LOVE IT!

  5. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    OMG (OMO) <—–SEE IT

  6. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    could you recommend me a good place to stay in nyc?

    • Posted February 25, 2012 at 2:10 am | Permalink

      YES Yukiro and I stayed at Yotel. Video of this hotel coming up!

  7. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    So cool, I did not know about these options :)) Awesome vid!

  8. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    The boutique hotels look pricey. And yay Seba! :3

  9. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Fav youtuber of all time for a reason. Gosh I would love to travel more. Now I’m going to look into such options.

  10. Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE Angelic Pretty, and that dress looks fabulous on you.

  11. Posted February 25, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    it’s the.first time to see you dress like this! Really pretty! You make my heart beats faster lady♥♥

  12. Posted February 25, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the fun recommendation we appreciate it AND you!

  13. Posted February 25, 2012 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to Italy xD

  14. Posted February 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

     ♥♥♥♥♥ your dress !!!I love the combination & the way you style the silk flower clips I made for you Looking forward to watch your next video (^_________^)

  15. Posted February 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I really like the tip about AirBNB! I’d definitely consider this if I make a trip anywhere. :)

    • Posted February 26, 2012 at 12:27 am | Permalink

      It’s great!!

  16. Posted February 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    wow, awesome! <3

  17. Posted February 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Such a fashion icon, so beautiful <3!!!      

  18. Posted February 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    It’s great!! ♥

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