There’s no such thing as a bad view of Lake Como. But Alistair and Vicki’s apartment high above the village of Varenna has some of the most staggering ones. Come home from a boat trip to Bellagio or Menaggio in time for sunset—and then stargazing—from one of your three balconies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This elegant Catskills cabin proves that cozy and chic don’t have to compete. John, your Superhost, graces every room with design touches that feel just as natural and local as the deer wandering through the yard. If you ever get enough of lounging in your most stylish sweats, the nearest slopes are two miles away.
When this is the view from your back porch, it’s tempting to stay home all day. But this sparkling-new villa is also a quick drive from Cape Greco National Forest Park, where a short hike will take you from a tiny whitewashed chapel to sea caves and a natural bridge.
Dotted with vintage treasures, this eclectic apartment reflects its location in the bohemian neighborhood of Partick. It’s also a short walk from an equally well-curated (though much larger) collection: the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. After exploring its diverse riches, stop at Partick Duck Club for some crispy battered Highland brie.
This redesigned vintage trailer is a serene solution to the city’s age-old nature vs. nightlife dilemma. Tucked away in the woods just outside town, it feels like a hill country retreat without putting you too far from the action. When the sun goes down, stop at The Picnic food truck park to savor some BBQ before you confront an even tougher dilemma: choosing which live music to see from all the local listings.
Nestled in the forests of Malalcahuello lies Patricio’s cozy Chilean cabin. Guests will find no shortage of ways to get in touch with nature—including horseback riding, hot springs, and skiing at nearby Corralco Ski Center—but it may be just as rewarding to cozy up next to the fire and watch the snowfall.
Diego has been exploring the island’s natural wonders for 20 years. He’ll take you up to, and then safely down, the 80-foot El Salto waterfall. Once you've hiked and ziplined your way out of the forest, you’ll find a home-cooked meal from Diego's Abuelita waiting for you. It’s this combination—stunning beauty and a warm welcome—that might be amazing elsewhere but feels typical here.
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This modern apartment is located in the heart of the old city center of Split. It is a stone's throw away from Diocletian’s Palace, which was built as a retirement residence for a Roman emperor in the 4th century AD. And while you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the balcony overlooking Fruit Square, Superhost Mario will surely give you an emperor’s welcome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The white walls and minimalist design of Isabel’s villa in Porto Covo make the uninterrupted ocean views seem even more vibrant. This friendly fishing village is known for its sandy coves that are sheltered from the wind by cliffs. Once you’re done admiring them from the back porch, take a short hike to the beaches of Praia dos Buizinhos and Praia do Banho.
Longtime local runner Laurent wants to take you along on his favorite daily ritual: an early-morning jog through some of the city’s most beautiful places. It’s not just a way to beat the crowds. It’s a chance to literally experience the city in a whole new light. Don’t worry if you’re not in Olympian shape—Laurent adjusts the pace and distance to your abilities, making sure it’s Paris and not the run that takes your breath away.
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In Door County, Wisconsin, jumping off the limestone cliffs at Cave Point County Park is an annual ritual that continues well into autumn. Writer David McAninch has traveled to the Wisconsin peninsula every year since he was 8.
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📸 by: @brianflaherty