Blog Posts - Lodgings



The Hostelry Bacolod

Since I love to travel and I prefer to do things DIY style (Do-It-Yourself), I’ve learned to include “hosteling” in my vocabulary. It started in Guangzhou (Read: First-time in Guangzhou RiverSide Youth Hostel (Jiangpan)  where I bo...
by First-time Travels on May 12, 2016

Staying at San Juan Community Development Cooperative, Siquijor

I was browsing through my Facebook timeline when I saw my friend, Mags Dizon, posting photos of her Siquijor trip. I was immediately taken and instantly remembered other friends who also went to the island a few months back. The idea of going to Siqu...
by First-time Travels on Apr 5, 2016

Cheap and cheerful: Interior Design Ideas When Moving to London on a budget

London is the most exciting city on the planet, and moving there to live is something that should be savoured. Once you’ve found accommodation, there may not be much left in the budget for interior design indulgences. The good news is that ther...
by Moving to London on Dec 10, 2015

TC Williams Principal Visits Community Lodgings’ Brent Place Site

Dr. Jesse Dingle, principal of T.C. Williams High School, meets Andrew Veney, TC William class of 2021, at the Community Lodgings learning center site in the Brent Place apartment complex last Saturday. Dr. Dingle also visited several of his students...
by Red Brick Town on Oct 20, 2015

Four ways to find luxury hotels for less!

I am not exactly a 5 star lifestyle traveler jet-setting around the world nor do I travel on a backpacker’s budget. When I travel, I can rough it if necessary but if there’s a city or place where I can enjoy the modern day comforts and...
by Generic Dreams on May 1, 2014

Four ways to find luxury hotels for less!

I am not exactly a 5 star lifestyle traveler jet-setting around the world nor do I travel on a backpacker’s budget. When I travel, I can rough it if necessary but if there’s a city or place where I can enjoy the modern day comforts and...
by Generic Dreams on May 1, 2014

4 ways to stay in luxury lodgings for less!

I am not exactly a 5 star lifestyle traveler jet-setting around the world nor do I travel on a backpacker’s budget. When I travel, I can rough it if necessary but if there’s a city or place where I can enjoy the modern day comforts and...
by Generic Dreams on May 1, 2014

Sound-Alike Hotels in China Borrow Western Brands’ Prestige

The Haiyatt is not the Hyatt, and the Marvelot is not a Marriott, but Chinese hotels see value in the cachet of copycat name brands.
by Eastasianews on Apr 28, 2014

The Saint: a funky sleep in New Orleans

Is there a city in the USA more fitted to play naughty or nice than New Orleans? I don’t think so. And The Saint plays that particular game very well indeed. Located on Canal Street, The Saint is just a stone’s throw away from the delightful Fren...
by Sophie's World on Apr 7, 2014

‘Spring Forward’ With Community Lodgings This Sunday!

Save the date for the annual spring fundraiser for Community Lodgings, which is a fantastic non-profit in the City of Alexandria. Community Lodgings helps lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through a...
by Carlyle Community on Mar 31, 2014

A spacy stay at Heathrow

Tired of getting up at 3 am to reach that early morning flight? I know I am. So when on a recent journey, I had yet another very early flight leaving from London’s Heathrow airport, I thought I might give Yotel a go. As a bonus, I got a chance...
by Sophie's World on Nov 22, 2013

Container living on Scheveningen Beach

Container living? It might sound dismal, but can actually be cool. As you might know, I like quirky and unusual accommodations. So when I was given a chance to sleep in a shipping container, well, I couldn’t turn it down, could I… Outside...
by Sophie's World on Sep 24, 2013

Exploring New Orleans Attractions

  Among the challenges of visiting a great travel city like New Orleans is narrowing down where you want to go. There is so much to do, so many famous events and sites to see, that simplifying the sightseeing process …read more...

Feeling weightless in a Tyrolean spa

As days are getting shorter and work busier than ever, I think back on an all-too-brief stay at Aquadome, Tyrol's biggest and most creatively designed spa.Feeling weightless in a Tyrolean spa is a post from Sophie's World...
by Sophie's World on Oct 2, 2012

Morning Links – Another B-e-a-u-tiful Summer Day On Tap

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.   CommentsCommentsRelated StoriesMorning Links...
by Carlyle Community on Aug 22, 2012

Spas and spice in Bad Bleiberg

A spa weekend in the Austrian Alps, how does that grab you, darlin’? Earlier this summer, I was in Rome for meetings – with busy days and long nights. So when I was invited for a short spa holiday in the Austrian Alps on the way home, I j...
by Sophie's World on Aug 20, 2012


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