Friday, January 13, 2017

The Japanese Experience

Steeped in tradition and culture, Japan is a country with lots to offer—especially when it comes to one-of-kind experiences. 
From forging your own Samurai sword or going behind the scenes in a Sumo stable, to learning the craft of calligraphy from a master, make sure you get away from the crowds and under the skin of Japan’s wildly unique art, music, cuisine and philosophies. 

Be prepared to experience the land of the rising sun like never before. Learn more about

Crafting with clay ; Visit a Sumo stable; Learn Sushi from a local chef; Master the art of calligraphy; Explore Kyoto with a Local Architect; Do a Tea ceremony with a master; Visit a private Geisha performance; Discover the hidden gardens in Kyoto; Tour Nara’s tea fields; Visit a film set; Learn to Meditate with a
 Zen master; Learn to forge your own sword

Monday, January 9, 2017

Reasons why Leisure Travelling Should Be Your Priority This Year!

Since the inception of the year, travel dreams have entered many hearts. We’re into the New Year and not many have traveled anywhere beyond their routines. We have all dreamed of traveling, probably even made plans and cancelled them. The reason for cancellation may vary but we all can overcome them. What if we told you that it is possible to travel to your hearts content this year? Makes you happy, doesn’t it? It makes us happy to share with you the reasons why leisure traveling should be your top priority this year.

#1. Adrenaline rush  

Traveling now at the start of the year will give you the much needed adrenaline rush. You’ll want to travel more, see more, do more. Traveling will give you the energy push you need, to live happy every day for the rest of your life.

#2. Moments to adore, all year long

Believe us when we say this, the trip you take never ends. Even after you come back, it’s with you. The memories of the trip will keep taking you back to the place, all year long. One short trip will leave you feeling so much happier for a long time.

#3. Planning for your trip will make you creative and organized

Planning a vacation is not a piece of cake. You’ll need to consider all your needs in advance. This will indeed bring out your creativeness. And when you successfully come back from the trip, it will leave you feeling a lot more organized.

#4. Variety of food

If you’re a foodie, there is no bigger reason than this one to ensure that you travel. The different types of food that you can taste while on the journey will satisfy your taste buds extremely well. You might also realize that the food that you eat in your routine life is a lot more different and tastier in the alien land.

So start planning the life changing vacation which you were avoiding for a long time now! Don’t you already want to pack your bags? Wait, before you go pack your suitcases…book! Book a place to reside in; with budgetstays you can book cottages and residential homes in advance. Wait no more, adventure awaits you!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Homestay Experience

Our guests choose to stay in a homestay for all kinds of reasons. For some who want to experience authentic culture by staying with a local, away from the hustle and bustle. 
As a wander bug, do you spend some time of the year on the move? 
Staying with a local host offers the comforts of home during your travels and also a friendly local to give an insight into the area and advice on the must-see spots.
It’s always a surreal experience, waiting for your host to pick you up and along comes a life of adventure. First thing in the morning you may get for breakfast with fruit freshly picked from the host’s garden. You simply can’t get that from a hotel for sure.
Some of our hosts pride themselves on providing guests with as much fresh produce from their garden as possible. As you can witness they leave no stone unturned when it comes to making sure you have the best of their home grown fruit and veggies. They will make sure that guests eat healthy from the garden and make it a part of the experience.
Apart from taking in the views and fresh air, there are plenty of great local pubs, restaurants, and shops where you can take in some local cuisine and traditional music. Listen to their recommends.
Travel is all about the people you meet and having that direct connection with a local, staying with them in their cosy home and feeling comfortable in a homely environment is a unique way to experience a country and spend your holiday.

What are your thoughts on homestays having tried one?
Tell us about your homestay experience.
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