Why We’re So Obsessed!
Give. Us. A. Vacation! Who’s ready to finally get out of Dodge this season? It’s clearly been quite the year(s) and if anyone deserves to finally be able to vacation again it’s all of us. We’ve been through it, honey!
Before all things pandemic we used to book our trips on Vrbo (Vacation Rentals By Owner) and now that it’s safe to travel again we’re back at it! If you’re kind of over hotel-living and want to either book an entire home, villa, cabin, cottage – you name it – you have to check our Vrbo to find something that fits your needs and will have you feeling like royalty (affordable royalty, of course).
Clearly we’re not alone with this recent travel itch. According to experts, families are booking their vacations now way earlier than in previous years and “double-cations” are a thing where almost 40% of travelers say they’re booking their trip for 2 weeks this year. We get it. That’s us too! We’re done with just looking at their mesmerizing Insta and are ready to join the party!
We all want to get away, reconnect with families and friends that we haven’t seen a lot (or at all) recently. And if it’s one thing we learned from the pandemic it’s that we’re not guaranteed anything so spend it if you got it because you can’t take it with you!
With that said, we haven’t booked a hotel directly in quite some time. We either book through Airbnb or, most recently, Vrbo. They’re similar – but Vrbo has a bit of an edge and is a little more customizable. It really gives us a chance to find a property that makes us feel like we’re living that Kardashian life and, quite honestly, it’s nice to have some more space (and a pool!) so that we can cook meals when we want, but still gives us the freedom to go out to eat when desired. But, don’t worry, you can totally book resorts through them too. They really have a ton of options!
While you can basically book anywhere in the world, if you’re looking for some suggestions here are some of our faves:
Overall we really love all the customizations you can choose from. Pick from things like on the beach, resorts, luxury, pet friendly, private pool, estate, and so much more. And with everything going on in the world so many properties and options have a “free cancelation” policy, which comes in handy because let’s face it, who knows what will happen and when!
Give them a look when you’re ready to book your next trip – which is hopefully now – because we know you deserve it and that you’re going to absolutely love it. We’re obsessed!
What’s Their Promo Code Policy?
Similar to some other vacation booking brands, Vrbo does not have coupons or promo code offers at this time. We don’t offer any here either. Total bummer all around. You can sign up for their emails, though, because they’ll send you exclusive promotions and deals as they come up. It always pays to be a subscriber because you’d be surprised once in a while to find a little incentive to book that trip.
A lot of people also ask if they offer student discounts or military discounts. As a company, no, they don’t. However, individual properties do have offers for the military and even students. We’ve seen this can either be around 10% off or sometimes a random $35 off. As of now, you have to click on the properties to see what coupons or promo codes they’re offering for that. We’re hopeful that, eventually, you’ll be able to filter by offers – which kind of would be genius.
Shop some of the best Vrbo destinations, promo offers, deals, and more in August 2021.