In the May Travel Issue of 7x7, we featured one of Airbnb's most striking properties in California: the Off-grid itHouse in Pioneertown is a marvel of green design, with modern interiors and an almost entirely glass structure that looks upon the otherworldly desertscape that surrounds it. With so many more one-of-a-kind dwellings in their repertoire, we thought it only fair to share Airbnb's seven coolest California properties to inspire the wanderlusters among us to hit the road. Happy trails to you.
There’s no place like home, but when you go on vacation, finding the right home away from home can make or break a vacation. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes -- some are luxurious, others budget-friendly. In the end, it’s the little things that make a difference, turning visitors into repeat customers.
La Playa Hotel, Carmel
From the rooftop of Rio’s Fasano hotel, the setting sun illuminated Sugarloaf Mountain to cinematic effect while perfectly tanned couples in tiny bathing suits soaked up the last waning rays from sunbeds around the infinity pool.
What do you know about MALT? No, not the grain that’s used to make whiskey and beer.
When did we forget how to go on vacation? These days, a week off means an opportunity to do more stuff. From paradise, we Instagram and tweet every last relaxing moment, never escaping long enough to untether from the chatter. What if there were a place somewhere at the end of the world where there is gloriously nothing to do?
Around the glass-walled pool at the envy rooftop bar, ripped boys and glossy-legged girls with straightened hair and skyscraper heels pick cocktails from a glowing menu. This is Medellín, cultural capital of the new Colombia—flush with oil money, cleaned up and ready to party (as seen on TV). But I am here for more than a caipiroska (a vodka-laden variation on the caipirinha). I want to know whether Medellín’s new image as innovation central goes deeper than the lip gloss.