An introduction

Think back to the last time you had a weekend away... Do you remember that feeling of renewal after pressing pause on your busy schedule? Or the sense of accomplishment when you found somewhere super stylish and affordable to stay? How your body pulsed with electric energy as you walked through a new forest or took a dip in a lake you’ve not swum in before. Or even how grateful you were to get a local’s insider tip for a bar or a restaurant? 

We all yearn from this sense of escapism, even if it’s just for a few days. But finding the time to feel it can be difficult, especially with all the planning and preparation involved. How do you decide where to go, or what to do? 

Plus, I’m an expat living in Germany, and I have found planning stress-free weekends to off-the-radar hideouts even harder than I would back home: I didn’t know which areas offered what, or how to get to them. I just knew I wanted a trip with friends or a romantic getaway, and booking sites were useless at helping me. So often, I gave up and just jumped on a plane to somewhere south.

But I want to explore the country I live in, and I want to do it in style. So I created The Staycation Collection. An inspiration club to make it easier for you to have memorable weekends away.

"The Staycation Collection is a labour of love."

I’m a travel writer by trade, and I’ve spent 7+ years working in the boutique hotel sector. So I put my hard-earned skills to work and spent a long, long time scouring Germany looking for exceptional getaways: hotels, B&Bs, apartments and cabins that are both stylish and affordable, plus are surrounded by extraordinary things to do. I sought out property owners who love their local area and asked them for their insider tips. 

The result? Over 100 unique hideouts that I cannot wait to share with you. Think Icelandic-inspired treehouses overlooking a river, an industrial-chic former wool mill in a buzzy city, and artist-created, zero-waste suites.

Stop scrolling through page after page of mediocre properties, and jump straight to the good stuff. Simply search by what you want your trip to be - by the water, with your four-legged friend, something a bit different - and find places that match that. Once you’ve found your escape, you book directly, meaning 100% of your money goes to the owner and you can feel good about supporting local businesses.

The Staycation Collection is a labour of love, and your membership fee means I can continue to find you top-quality getaways and give you off-the-beaten-track tips. As a member, you get access to the 100+ properties I've found with information about what I liked, what I didn't and what you can do, you'll stay up-to-date with new discoveries through the newsletter, and I'll even give you personalised property recommendations if you let me know what you're in search of! Plus, iff you sign up before the end of May 2020, you'll get a discounted membership!

I can’t wait to have you as part of the club!

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