Expat In Bacolod

Stephen Bentley - Writer

Home Away Relaxation

There is something about the ‘home away’ style vacation that I like. Possibly that stems from the many years of working and traveling, forced to stay in ‘plastic hotels.’  It was novel at first but soon became tiresome. These days I much prefer a vacation trip staying in accommodation that feels like a home.

Just as it happens I have discovered all about Home Away Asia. It is an outfit specializing in the type of places I like to stay at – a ‘home from home.’ In fact, they have a promo at the moment.  Use promo code SUMMER50 and enjoy $50 off $500 spent on your holiday accommodation with HomeAway. Expires 15-Aug

Recently I decided to use them for an up and coming trip to Manila. I needed something that was close to Makati but as it is only a 1-night stay, I didn’t want to pay too much. I never do! So, initially I searched Booking.com because I have used them a lot over the years. The usual suspects came up on the search. The Red Planet chain and so on and so forth. Plastic!

Wonderful World

Hong Kong Harbor at Night

Then I tried Home Away. Great decision! I found  a beautiful, clean 1-bedroom apartment close to the British Embassy. It is near SM Aura and close to the Venice Grand Canal Mall. Zab says she wants to go on the gondola ride! I booked it. The price was reasonable and they accept PayPal which is convenient for me.

HomeAway is not restricted to Asia. It offers the same service worldwide. But for me, HomeAway Asia is ideal. The Philippines is a great base for trips all over Asia. Many  countries are within a 3-4 hour flight. I already have my bucket list. Some of these countries I have previously visited but I want to show Zab these places –

  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Macau
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia

I am sure I have missed off a country or two. Please don’t be offended!

palawan

Palawan, Philippines

Of course, there are many places yet to visit in the Philippines. I must get to Palawan sometime soon!


Great vacation places to stay at HomeAway.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate for HomeAway Asia. If you buy through using my links, you pay no extra. In fact, you pay less owing to the promo. I do receive a small commission for promoting my affiliated companies and products if my link is used to make a purchase.

I only promote products and/or services I use myself or have complete faith in them.

2 Comments

  1. Chris Juricich

    July 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    It sounds like a version of AirBNB to me…which is fine, but good to know that there are some alternatives. My wife have used the service many times around the world.

    • Think you are right, Chris, about the AirBnB point. I know that with my booking all went as smooth as silk and it’s communication system with the owner is faultless. I recommend it.

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