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Top 10 Farmers’ Markets of the US

Buying local, organic food is becoming more and more important to the average American family. We are becoming more aware of what we eat and where it comes from. According to a survey of Stanford University, the demand for locally grown, fresh produce has soared since the pandemic, and where better to find high-quality products than your local farmers’ market? Discover the highest-rated farmers' markets in the country here!
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US Ski Price Index: The top 10 most budget friendly ski resorts 2021-2022

With the cold air starting to nip at our nose and the holiday season upon us, what better time to start planning your next winter getaway. But which ski resorts are the best bang for your buck? Holidu, the search engine for vacation rentals, decided to carry out a study to determine which US ski resorts offer the least expensive trips without having to sacrifice on the slopes this season.
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Best cities for Black Friday shopping

With the holiday’s right around the corner and whispers of festive cheer in the air, everyone’s starting to wonder where to do their holiday shopping this year. But which cities take shopping to a whole new level?
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The Best Cross-Country Road Trip Index

After almost two years of being cooped up inside, most people have found the big wide world calling them once again and their wanderlust ready to be fulfilled. And for those wanting the taste of freedom once again, a cross-country road trip is the perfect solution. Read on below to find out which countries to visit for the best cross-country road trip.
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The most mysterious medieval castles in Europe

With Halloween on the horizon and all things spooktacular in mind, Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals, has decided to draw up a list of the most mysterious medieval castles, which this year can become your next ghoulish getaway! With five castles in the UK and five others scattered throughout mainland Europe, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
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The most popular areas for camping in Florida

The Sunshine State has always been a beloved beach vacation destination for Americans, but many people seem to forget that there’s more to Florida than theme parks and beaches! Camping is a huge travel trend right now, and Florida’s combination of sunny weather and natural beauty make it the perfect destination for your camping trip this fall. Discover the most popular cities for camping in Florida and enjoy a different side of the Sunshine State!
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Top 10 Haunted Tourist Destinations for this Halloween

Dark tourism and haunted attractions have been a growing trend in the United States, with over 300k searches for haunted house in the US alone during the past year. As the season changes, the crisp air and the rustling of autumn leaves are sure to send tingles down your spine. Fall is officially here and people are ready to get spooky just in time for Halloween. But did you know some of your favorite tourist attractions are actually haunted?
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Most popular cities in the US for coffee lovers

With the first day of fall behind us, the crisp air has transported us into Pumpkin Spice Latte Season. What better way to celebrate than with a warm cup of Joe. Americans are very passionate about their coffee, so it only makes sense to put the cities to the test and see which is truly the craziest about their caffeine. Coffee shops can be cultural hubs when exploring a new city to get a sense of the local community and meet new people. Coffee has been a huge part of American culture, but what are the must-visit cities for coffee lovers?
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8 unique vacation rentals for an unforgettable trip

Americans have embraced the trend of exploring the US through staycations, and it looks to continue to be a popular option for vacationers this year. Everyone loves a classic log cabin or cozy cottage, but what about the more weird and wonderful options that are available?
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Sunshine State’s best cities for outdoor dining

Florida has always been a favorite destination for outdoor dining in summer, and through the pandemic, it has solidified its importance even more… But which Florida cities take the cake for the most friendly for outdoor dining? Holidu, the search engine for vacation rentals, decided to carry out a study to determine which Florida cities offer not only the most but the best-rated outdoor dining options.
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Top 10 most Instagrammable beaches in the US 2021

Summer is in full swing and with the lifting of restrictions, there is cause to celebrate. People have taken to Instagram to show off their latest trips and have been diving headfirst back into travel. Beaches have been a huge draw this summer and with over 95,000 miles of shoreline in the United States, there is plenty to chose from. But what are the trendiest beaches in the United States, and which will look the best on your timeline?
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Top 10 bucket list beaches in Florida for summer 2021

Summer is finally here! People are now ready to shed their sweats for a striking new bathing suit and turn up the heat this summer. But where should one head first with lifting restrictions, and what seems like unlimited possibilities? Holidu, the search engine for vacation rentals, set its mission to find out, starting with the must-visit beaches in Florida for this summer.
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Top 10 most popular small Florida towns for travelers in 2021

Florida has always been a favorite destination in summer for people across America, flocking to big cities like Miami, Orlando, Tampa.. but what about the small towns? With travel restrictions lifting and becoming more clear, the desire to travel has skyrocketed, Americans are now planning their next vacations. In the past year, travel within the US has been booming and this year we expect it to hold strong especially with small towns. But where in Florida do people want to travel? What will be the most popular destination in 2021?
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Traveling through the eyes of a travel photographer

Escaping the cold in winter is something many people often try to do, whether it’s soaking up the sun in Bali or surfing the waves in Costa Rica. This year everything is different, but that doesn't mean we can't benefit from some inspiration and start dreaming about our future adventures!
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The best British hiking trails for social distancing

This year many of us have turned our attention outdoors and taken up hiking as a way to discover new areas, clear our minds, and stay fit. We are spoilt for choice here in the UK, so it can often be hard deciding where to plan your next adventure.
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The best lakes in the United Kingdom

The summer months tend to see sun-worshippers flock to the coast to spend a day at the beach, but this means that the beaches are usually packed full of tourists and not the most private place to relax. So why not turn your attention towards the incredible wilderness that surrounds Britain's beautiful lakes?
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Ten hidden gems that you can only reach by boat

Those who want to give their summer holiday a special twist and want to walk away from the usual cities and beaches should definitely take a boat trip. With a gentle breeze on your face, you can leave the stress of everyday life behind and just enjoy being on a boat, surrounded only by the glittering blue sea, its gentle noise and perhaps even by dolphins, turtles or sea birds.
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The Water Price Index

At Holidu, we constantly think about how costs affect our travelers’ choices. While looking for ways to measure the everyday expenses tourists encounter when visiting a new city, we decided to narrow our focus to the most essential of needs: water.