Online Resource Guide: Accommodations

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

Condos & Apartments Maui condo rentals US properties for rent by owner Vacation rentals world-wide, including testimonials US resort property rentals Luxury resort condos North America Vacation rentals in Maine European vacation property rentals Lake Tahoe vacation rentals Vacation Rentals By Owner; properties world-wide

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

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

One of a Kind 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 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. 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 Unusual Hotels of the World lists 137 art galleries, lighthouses, prisons, caves, and other unique places to spend the night

Inexpensive 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 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 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 Research sustainable travel and ecotourism Environmental news and commentary

Hut-Hiking Official site of Canada's national mountaineering organization Official site of New Zealand's Department of Conservation Site of network that coordinates outdoor adventures in Colorado Rockies back-country "huts Official site of the Appalachian Mountain Club Official site of Yosemite National Park

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

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

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