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  1. Pauline

    Accommodations Fragrance-Free Travel

    I am sensitive to the synthetic fragrances that have become increasingly popular the world over. These are the chemicals used in personal body products, laundry products, cleaning products, scented candles, and air fresheners to give them a “smell”. These fragrances are not regulated by...
  2. Pauline

    Profile Valle Nuova, vacation rentals and B&B in Le Marche

    By Valerie Schneider and Pauline Kenny, May 2010, updated February 2019 We did a series of profiles of vacation rental owners on Slow Europe. These have been moved here. For this month's profile we talked to Giulia Savini whose family owns Valle Nuova, B&B and vacation rentals in Le Marche. Le...
  3. Pauline

    Profile Sant'Antonio Country Resort, vacation rentals in Tuscany

    By Valerie Schneider and Pauline Kenny, January 2010 We did a series of profiles of vacation rental owners on Slow Europe. These have been moved here. For this month's profile we talked to Nico Pannevis, owner of Sant'Antonio Country Resort, an estate in the heart of Tuscany, near...
  4. Pauline

    Profile Summer in Italy, vacation rentals in Italy

    By Valerie Schneider and Pauline Kenny, August 2008 - updated January 2010 We did a series of profiles of vacation rental owners on Slow Europe. These have been moved here. This month we profile Summer in Italy, an Italian-owned vacation rental agency that serves a mostly English-speaking...
  5. Pauline

    Accommodations England (UK) - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for England. I start with agencies that represent several counties. Then I list local agencies by areas. (Separate pages for Wales, Scotland, Ireland.) Notes: Agency is based in England unless otherwise noted. See this page for larger...
  6. Pauline

    Accommodations UK - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    There are thousands of vacation rentals in all corners of England. The largest group of travelers in England are the English, heading out to the countryside for bank holiday weekends and summer vacations. Vacation rentals are usually of a good standard. Most are registered with the English...
  7. Pauline

    Accommodations Large Vacation Rental Agencies

    Belvilla - Most of Europe. Agency based in the Netherlands. Cuendet - Italy, France. Part of the Wyndham group. Doorways - Italy, France. Agency based in US. Haven in - France, Italy, UK. Agency based in US. Inter Chalet - Most of Europe. Agency based in Germany. Interhome - Most of Europe...
  8. Pauline

    Accommodations France - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    Marta Rojas, April 2009 @Marta wrote this article for us several years ago. You can find a wide variety and great selection of vacation rentals in France - chic apartments in Paris, dream chateaux in Bordeaux, family holiday villages, charming cottages on provincial farms and posh villas...
  9. Pauline

    Accommodations Italy - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for Italy. I start with agencies that represent several regions in Italy. Then I list local agencies by region. At the end are resources for farm stays - agritourism. Notes: Agency is based in Italy unless otherwise noted. See this page...
  10. Pauline

    Accommodations Italy - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    Italy is a popular travel destination with North Americans and people from Northern Europe. Brits, Scandinavians, Dutch and Germans flock to Italy for milder weather and sunshine. There are many vacation rentals in Italy - apartments in cities and towns, houses and villas in the countryside...
  11. Kathy

    Alpine Adventures in Germany and Austria

    Mountains in every direction, surrounding deep blue lakes ... Storybook villages with timbered chalets ... Window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers ... Cows with huge bells, grazing in fields of wildflowers ... Elaborate painted houses ... Fairytale castles ... Huge mugs of beer ... Bowls...
  12. Pauline

    Cornwall, Marazion - 3bed/2bath house on the sea

    Cornish Gems - Seascape Size: 3bed/2bath, attached house on two levels Location: Marazion, near St Michaels Mount and Penzance in West Cornwall Link: https://www.cornishgems.com/holiday-cottages/seascape_3.html Date: September 2017, 1 week This is a fabulous house in a great location. The house...
  13. Pauline

    Cotswolds, Cirencester - 1bed/1bath cottage

    Character Cottages - Castle Mews 1bed/1bath Link: https://www.character-cottages.co.uk/all-properties/cotswolds-all/castle-mews Date: September 2017 - 3 nights We spent 3 nights here over a weekend in September. Castle Mews is a very nice cottage in a good location. It is small but well...
  14. Pauline

    Article Update on Vacation Rentals in Paris

    @Doru sent me the link to this article that gives a good update on the situation with vacation rentals in Paris. Paris Update - A Home in Paris, The Luxuries of Living in a Real Paris Apartment, September 27, 2017, by Adrian Leeds From the article: "The Paris city laws (at the time of writing)...
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