32 responses

  1. Andi
    March 4, 2013

    Ahhhh I hope I win!!!!!!

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    • Talon
      March 4, 2013

      I’m just glad I’m use a randomizer so I have no responsibility. I want too many of my friends to win. LOL

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  2. Larissa
    February 28, 2013

    Rentals is our favorite lodging option, and a tiny little flat in Paris is what got us started on that. I love going to all those fabulous markets, bakeries, etc. and taking food back to the flat for a picnic supper!

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    • Talon
      February 28, 2013

      Yes! It’s so wonderful.

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  3. wandering educators
    February 27, 2013

    i love staying in real homes or apartments while traveling – it’s the best!!

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    • Talon
      February 27, 2013

      Absolutely! Plus, I’ve made some great friends that way.

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  4. Annie Andrรฉ
    February 27, 2013

    This is awesome Talon.
    I’ve been using homebase, sabbatical homes and airbnb. I can now add another home finding service to my repertoire. YAY!!

    I could definitely use the 200 bucks for when we go to Dublin..
    ps
    Congrats on your first give away too.

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    • Talon
      February 27, 2013

      Thank you! It’s fun to be able to offer a cool prize to readers. I hadn’t heard of Homebase before. I’ll have to check it out.

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  5. Kirsty
    February 26, 2013

    Congrats on your first giveaway and also for finding such a great place in Paris. Ever since I heard about renting through sites like wimdu I’ve been dying to give travelling like that a go. One day soon I hope!

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      Thank you! It really makes it more enjoyable. We really don’t like staying in hotels anymore. So much nicer to have a home to come back to, be able to prepare food, and such.

      I hope you get to travel soon as well!

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  6. Kate
    February 26, 2013

    Nice Talon. I would be a miserable vegan if it wasn’t for apartments. Makes my travel sooo much easier. I’ve entered. Thanks Wimdu! Nice to see them partnering with bloggers.

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      I bet that can be quite the challenge! Definitely a lot easier when you can fix your own food!

      Yes, Wimdu is really great about working with bloggers. I wish more companies were as good as they are.

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  7. Cassie
    February 26, 2013

    Nice! I’m exploring the apartment rental options for our trip to Paris in a few months. My husband will be working out of his company’s local office most of the time so I want to have a comfortable place with a kitchen so we can settle in.

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      It’s so nice to feel like you’re going home. Eating out is fun, especially in Paris, but it’s so nice to be able to enjoy a nice meal in your own place, cook, etc.

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  8. Travel with Bender (Erin)
    February 26, 2013

    Wow that was easy! Tweeting now… hope no one else enters ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      LOL! I think you have a couple of other people to contend with. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Hogga
    February 26, 2013

    mmm salami and prosuitto

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      It was so darn good!

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  10. Alouise
    February 26, 2013

    Great contest. I think apartment rentals seem to be a great accommodation alternative. The idea of having your own space and kitchen in a busy, and expensive city like Paris seems pretty nice.

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      We’ve done it almost everywhere we’ve gone and enjoy it so much more than a hotel. It’s just so nice to have your own space and a place to prepare food.

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  11. Agness
    February 26, 2013

    Never heard of Wimdu.com, but definitely use it when being in Paris next time. I see you treated yourself with some nice food ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      You better believe I did. Had a nice glass of wine with it, too. Had to have sandwiches for dinner that night, but it was worth it. LOL

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  12. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    February 26, 2013

    I’ve never tried Wimdu, but all of the other times we’ve tried apartment rentals, etc., it’s always been great! My mom is coming to Seville with two friends in June, and I’d love to house her in something a little bit better than our teeny apartment with just a futon! That said, if you and Tigger make it back…!

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      Futon would work for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Bethaney – Flashpacker Family
    February 26, 2013

    I’m a big fan of renting apartments too. Much prefer having access to a kitchen and separate sleeping space for the kiddo than being crammed into a tiny hotel room. I’m keen to try Wimdu out myself so fingers crossed.

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      It is so nice to have your own space. We’ve occasionally rented a room in someone’s home, and most of them time that’s been great, too. Especially in Cuena and Lyon where we made such great friends by doing that.

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  14. Bret @ Green Global Travel
    February 26, 2013

    I’m not gonna enter the giveaway, cuz I’m sure you have other readers who can use the Wimdu credit much more than us. But I do want to say “Damn you!” for posting a picture of such delicious looking charcuterie. I’m currently on a low-fat diet, but man, that platter looks delectable!

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      OMG! It was so good I had to replicate it at home a day later.

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    • Steve
      February 26, 2013

      The charcuterie was the first thing I focused on as well, but this is a helpful giveaway – I can attest that staying in an apartment is a great way to experience city life.

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      • Talon
        February 27, 2013

        I probably could’ve eaten charcuterie every single day we were there. In fact, I replicated this meal with some bread and cheese at our apartment on our last night. LOL SO good!

        Yes, I MUCH prefer having an apartment or room in someone’s home over hotels.

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  15. Jen
    February 26, 2013

    This is completely unacceptably… EASY!!!!!!! Lol Congrats on your first giveaway! I hope I can be your first winnnnnner!

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    • Talon
      February 26, 2013

      I could add some extra requirements if you’d like. LOL

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