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ACCOMMODATIONS

General
All-hotels.com: U.K.-based booking engine with a massive supplier base and 100,000 properties listed
Cheapaccommodation.com Search discounted deals on hotels, villas, B&Bs, and hostels around the world
Hotelbook.com Search independent hotels and other alternative properties
Hotelchatter.com Blog with user world-wide hotel news and reviews
Hotelconxions.com Agency that promises "exclusive deals" to customers who book over the phone

Condos & Apartments
Crhmaui.com Maui condo rentals
Cyberrentals.com US properties for rent by owner
Rentalo.com Vacation rentals world-wide, including testimonials
Resortquest.com US resort property rentals
Resortime.com Luxury resort condos North America
SeasideRentals.com Vacation rentals in Maine
Therightvacationrental.com European vacation property rentals
Vacationstation.com Lake Tahoe vacation rentals
Vrbo.com Vacation Rentals By Owner; properties world-wide

Inns & B&Bs
BedandBreakfast.com A database of 28,000 B&Bs worldwide, including nearly 6,000 with photos and expanded descriptions that can be booked through the site
English-Inns.co.uk More than 500 historic hotels and country inns in England
Ozbedandbreakfast.com 14,000 B&Bs in Australia and New Zealand

Rustic
Agriturismo.com Italy's association of more than 1,000 farmstays and countryside villas and B&Bs DudeRanch.org 120 places for pretend cowpokes in the western U.S. and Canada
EstanciasArgentinas.com Hundreds of Argentinian ranches that welcome day and overnight visitors
Gites-de-France.fr France's resource for 55,000 guesthouses, B&Bs, apartments, and chalets, almost all of which are in rural locations
Nzhomestay.co.nz Dozens of homes and farms in New Zealand that rent rooms; the same company operates Australianhomestay.com

One of a Kind
HistoricHotelsofEurope.com Collection of 16 extraordinary lodging associations with more than 800 properties in total, including Austrian castles, Portuguese pousadas, Irish manor houses, and countryside hotels in Sweden
Parishotels.com Database of more than 100 one-to-four star hotels (many intimate and family-run) cherry-picked by the local founders. Restaurant and sightseeing information too.
TravelIntelligence.com Some 3,500 hotels handpicked by 120 travel writers, and you can search by categories such as Urban Hideaways, Barefoot Luxury, Budget Chic, and Off the Beaten Track
Uhotw.com Unusual Hotels of the World lists 137 art galleries, lighthouses, prisons, caves, and other unique places to spend the night

Inexpensive
Cheapaccommodation.com More than 35,000 places to stay, ranging from hostels to five-star hotels, though properties tend to skew toward the low-end. Like sister site Cheapflights, it doesn't search availability
Venere.com Italy-based booking site for 12,000 European properties--including one- and two-star hotels overlooked by other sites, as well as B&Bs, apartments, pensions, and hostels. Town maps showing property locations are especially helpful
Viaggiaedormi.it For Italy: Hundreds of moderate hotels (most rated three stars or less), as well as pensions, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and agritourism stays.

Eco-Friendly Travel
Greenglobe21.com Research sustainable travel and ecotourism
Grist.org Environmental news and commentary

Hut-Hiking
Alpineclubofcanada.ca Official site of Canada's national mountaineering organization
Doc.govt.nz Official site of New Zealand's Department of Conservation
Huts.org Site of network that coordinates outdoor adventures in Colorado Rockies back-country "huts
Outdoors.org Official site of the Appalachian Mountain Club
Yosemitepark.com Official site of Yosemite National Park

RVs
Cruiseamerica.com Buy or rent recreational vehicles in the US and Canada
Elmonterv.com Nation-wide motor home and RV rentals

U.S. Campsites
Freecampgrounds.com Cheap U.S. camp grounds for RVs
Koa.com Network of campground across U.S., Canada, and Japan
Woodalls.com One-stop website for campers with campground directories, gear, and destination information


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