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International Travel Accommodation Resources

These travel accommodation links were selected after personally visiting 100's of sites. Of course, adding 100's of links to the list would have been helpful to me. But this list is for you. The travel accommodation sites below are informative, easily navigable and visually pleasant. I believe you'll discover that each one is a quality site.

 The International Travel Directory is a respository of helpful resources for U.S. citizens who travel abroad. Access tools, tips, reviews, booking services and more for accommodations, airfare, air travel, travel safety, health issues abroad, culture, tour attractions, currency exchange, baggage requirements and more. While you should find all the resources helpful for planning your international travels, our highest recommendations have been highlighted: Recommended

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Bed and Breakfast
Home Exchange
Vacation Rentals


Apartment Services
Serviced accommodation from mountain chalet to city centre apartment for a business trip, relocation, temporary assignment, project work, expatriate housing or simply a family vacation. For stays of a day, a week, a month or a year, serviced apartments offer a spacious, flexible and cost effective alternative to restrictive hotel rooms, with an average saving of 15 - 30% on an equivalent standard hotel.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodations

Bed and Breakfast Online
More than 4,900 bed and breakfasts and country inns and 26 state bed and breakfast association web sites.

Shop the Largest Collection of Bed and Breakfast Inns and BedandBreakfast.com
Founded in 1995, BedandBreakfast.com is the leader in specialty lodging. Highly recommended by The New York Times, Real Simple, Forbes, Time, Newsweek Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY and many others. Search tens of thousands of bed and breakfast accommodations worldwide.

Bed and Breakfast Finder
The Bed and Breakfast Finder features thousands of bed and breakfast inns in 28 different countries worldwide. There are special listings for families, business travelers and those who want to take their pet along. An easy search function lets you quickly find inns by country and city.

Select Registry
More than 400 inns, bed and breakfasts, and small luxury hotels throughout North America that have passed a rigorous inspection process, executed by independent inspectors with years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Castle Accommodation

Castles of France
Links to the most attractive Castles of France Web Sites.

Castles of Britain
Dedicated to the promotion and study of British Castles.

Celtic Castles
Castle accommodation in a Scottish, English or Irish medieval castle.

Rhine Castles
Middle Rhine river valley Medieval Castles and Towers.

Home Exchange Accommodations

Home Exchange is the vacation alternative where two families agree to swap homes for a vacation... "You stay in my house while I stay in yours." You may remember HomeExchange.com from the movie The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. You can find over 65,000 listings in 110 countries.

Another excellent place to find homeowners around the world who want to participate in an exchange. The site is owned and operated by Ans Lammers who gives a personal touch to the experience. There are informative articles about home exchanges. You can add your listing for one year and get six months free. If no one takes you up during the year, you get an additional year free.

International home exchange and house swap information.

International home exchange service.

The Only Home Exchange Exclusively For The Over 50 Age Group.

Hostel Accommodations

You can search over 33,000 hostels in over 170 countries. Hostel World also has a Travel Network so you can connect with other travelers. Hostels are rated by guests. There are over 8,000,000 reviews already posted. Get the inside story from those who have been there.

The Premier site for hostelling and budget travel information.

Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Hotel Group
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the largest hotel company in the world. They operate over 4,000 hotels and more than 598,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. Their guests make 160 million stays in IHG hotels every year. Their popular hotel brands include InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Luxury Link
Luxury Link calls itself "The world's leading luxury travel website." The main feature is an auction of travel packages to luxurious resorts, spas and private villas. Some week-long packages go for over $15,000. Others can be found for much less. There is an "Under $1,500"� category. Popular locations include the Bahamas, Caribbean, Taiti, Bora Bora and others.

Save between $20 and $100 on all Hotel Bookings Now with hotels.com!
Hotels.Com has the Best Deals and Discounts for Hotel Rooms Anywhere.

HRH Group Hotels: Luxury Hotels in Rajasthan, India
HRH Hotels, Udaipur is chain of grand heritage hotels, palace hotels, Luxury hotels and resorts in Rajasthan, India. Offers heritage palace luxury, Regal Weddings, events and Conferences.

Resort Accommodations

Beaches Family Resorts
Beaches Resorts, created by Sandals, is the ultimate family getaway where parents can get a vacation from their kids and kids get a vacation of their own.

Coverage of over 2,000 ski resorts in 37 countries, including over 700 resorts in the USA.

The Definitive Directory of Resorts on the Web.

The Caribbean's Only Super Inclusive Resorts. All inclusive vacation packages to Caribbean destinations.

Spa Accommodations

Spafinder Wellness 365
Most comprehensive listing for a variety of Day and Stay Spas worldwide.

Directory Spa links to some of the World's Best Spas and Health Resorts.

Time Share Accommodations

Brings buyers, sellers and renters of timeshares together at a more affordable cost.

Sells timeshares at major auction sites.

Villa Accommodations

Private vacation rentals and homes for weekly accommodation in villas worldwide.

Widest selection of overseas rental properties for the independent traveler.

Vacation Rentals

Vacation Home Rentals At Vacation Home Rentals, it is easy to find home rentals on the beach, in the mountains and anywhere throughout the world. With their user friendly site, they make it simple to find vacation rentals by owner in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and beyond.

HomeAway Vacation RentalsHomeAway has one of the largest selections of homes around the world, with more than 230,000 properties across 145 countries. With detailed property descriptions, photos and list of amenities and nearby attractions, they make it easy to find and compare properties all over the world.

Clearwater Beach, Florida Vacation Rental
Luxury Florida beach vacation condo rental direct from the owner. You're about to discover a secret that will make a huge difference between having a GREAT or the BEST EVER Clearwater Beach, Florida vacation.

Location-Specific Accommodations

California Accommodations

California Accommodations - Disount Travel Hotels and CA Attractions
California lodging & accommodation guide. Search California hotels, beach cottages, California attractions, car rentals, plus make all your online reservations for tours air tickets and resorts.


About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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