13 Best Airbnb Tree Houses for a One-of-a-Kind Vacation

If you’ve ever had the urge to hide out in the woods for a weekend to get away from it all, you’ve come to the right place. Airbnb is a go-to when you’re looking for a place to stay on vacation and a business trip, but it’s also home to an impressive c…

If you’ve ever had the urge to hide out in the woods for a weekend to get away from it all, you’ve come to the right place. Airbnb is a go-to when you’re looking for a place to stay on vacation and a business trip, but it’s also home to an impressive collection of more eclectic rentals that let you live out your childhood dreams. Of course, we’re talking about tree houses, and you might be surprised at just how many the site has to offer!

Whether you’re hoping to hang out in an off-the-grid rental for a few days or pamper yourself at a luxury home in the sky, Airbnb has a tree house you’re sure to love. Here are 13 of our favorite picks to bookmark—for the next time you’re in the mood for a whimsical, magical, one-of-a-kind vacation.

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23 Ways To Give the Gift of Travel—Even if You’re Not Going Anywhere

Traveling is my thing. As a travel writer, I spend most of my day writing about previous trips (I’ve been to 65 countries and counting), researching places to take someday (I’m looking at you, Uzbekistan), or scheming up ways to spend more time doing w…

Traveling is my thing. As a travel writer, I spend most of my day writing about previous trips (I’ve been to 65 countries and counting), researching places to take someday (I’m looking at you, Uzbekistan), or scheming up ways to spend more time doing what I love.

However, like most people, I’ve spent a large portion of the last year and a half grounded and it’s made me a bit of a homebody. While I’m still excited about the prospect of traveling, for the first time ever, I’m content staying in one place for more than a few days at a time. Part of that comes from having curated a home that shows the memories from life on the road, inspires future travel, and helps make adventures—big and small—much easier.

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This Viral Pillow Hack Will Teach You to Travel Smarter, Not Lighter

The deepest breaths I take are not in barre class or during a cliffhanger episode of This Is Us. No, it’s when I place my checked bag on the scale at TSA, waiting to see if my suitcase is over or under 50 pounds. I always come close. I mean, don’t you …

The deepest breaths I take are not in barre class or during a cliffhanger episode of This Is Us. No, it’s when I place my checked bag on the scale at TSA, waiting to see if my suitcase is over or under 50 pounds. I always come close. I mean, don’t you also pack eight pairs of shoes, five books, two laptops, a sun hat, multiple pairs of sweatpants, and ankle weights for a three-day beach vacation? Well, leave it to TikTok to come up with a genius way to stash all of your excess belongings without the fear of a last-minute overweight suitcase. The secret? A pillowcase.

The Comforting Continuity of Comida Corrida

Ask anyone who visits Mexico City, and they’ll tell you that they’re there for the food. The dishes that circulate the bucket lists for tourists visiting the federal district—the bi-colored pescado a la talla at Contramar, Pujol’s toddler-aged mole, an…

Ask anyone who visits Mexico City, and they’ll tell you that they’re there for the food. The dishes that circulate the bucket lists for tourists visiting the federal district—the bi-colored pescado a la talla at Contramar, Pujol’s toddler-aged mole, and late-night tacos at Los Cocuyos—are destination dishes in their own right. But I tend to direct inquirers, friends visiting the city, and customers at my restaurant, Cicatriz, in a decidedly different direction: towards an unremarkable, un-Instagrammable plate of rice.

Rice is second in the three-course parade that is comida corrida, a pedestrian set meal offered at thousands of inexpensive restaurants throughout the city. Comida corrida or comida economica, literally “fast food” or “affordable food," preserves the ceremony of the modern midday break from work while reflecting the popular flavors that reverberate through Mexico City and the country at large.

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My Weird Night in the World’s Biggest Potato Hotel

Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat.

I know a place where you can go to be alone. It’s got a roof over it, with a door that locks. There’s a bed and a sink and a kettle for coffee, …

Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat.


I know a place where you can go to be alone. It’s got a roof over it, with a door that locks. There’s a bed and a sink and a kettle for coffee, and from most angles, the land on which it sits is stunningly green, and stunningly flat. The packaged snacks are free and abundant, and there is a rabbit who hops around the property as if he hadn’t yet decided what he’d get up to that day. There is a cow named Dolly who will wander by, shooting you reproachful glances until you acquiesce and stick your hand beneath the dispenser that overflows with edible pellets. Her gratitude will make you blush. It is the place where I began and ended one of the weirdest nights of my life, and it is a six-ton potato, thirty minutes southeast of Boise, Idaho.

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How to Take a Cheese Plate on the Go

Whether you’re camping, road-tripping, picnicking, or spending time at the beach, a cheese plate by your side is always a welcome snack. I might be biased, but I love enjoying a plethora of great cheese and cured meat in any scenery, all year round. Ho…

Whether you’re camping, road-tripping, picnicking, or spending time at the beach, a cheese plate by your side is always a welcome snack. I might be biased, but I love enjoying a plethora of great cheese and cured meat in any scenery, all year round. However, my typical, carefully designed plates aren’t exactly simple to transport, especially when planning to enjoy them on the go. To keep your beautiful, cheesy creations intact outside the confines of your home, here are six tips.

1. Pick a Secure Base

When you’re out and about, forget about fancy platters or boards. I like to build my cheese plate directly in a wide reusable container or to-go box (you can even find boxes made specifically for this use). This way, everything is packed in and ready to eat once you arrive at your destination. It takes some extra work to bring all of the items separately to build on the spot, so arranging the plate beforehand saves a lot of time and eliminates the need for excess supplies, like a cutting board, sharp knife, and extra food packaging.

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How I ‘Traveled’ During the Pandemic Without Actually Going Anywhere

I’m used to living out of a suitcase, unpacking only to pack for another trip and finding receipts in foreign languages in my bag. All that stopped during the pandemic, among many other things. After the initial rush to buy soap, hand sanitizer, and pa…

I’m used to living out of a suitcase, unpacking only to pack for another trip and finding receipts in foreign languages in my bag. All that stopped during the pandemic, among many other things. After the initial rush to buy soap, hand sanitizer, and pantry items, I found myself cancelling trips, storing my suitcase in the basement, and unpacking clothes into my closet.

On one hand, I was grateful that I had more time to spend with my husband at home and regularly call my family and friends; on the other, I was disappointed that I had to cancel plans—none of which, of course, compared to the terrible news I’d watch and read about the pandemic day in and day out.

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7 Travel Toiletries That Will Never Leak—Seriously

As someone who used to travel at least once a month domestically or internationally before the pandemic, I’ve perfected the art of packing. Rolling my clothes, using packing cubes, wearing my heaviest shoes—yeah, I’ve done it all. But my favorite trick…

As someone who used to travel at least once a month domestically or internationally before the pandemic, I’ve perfected the art of packing. Rolling my clothes, using packing cubes, wearing my heaviest shoes—yeah, I’ve done it all. But my favorite trick that has gotten me through TSA in record time? Solid travel toiletries.

While mini bottles of shampoo and body wash are cute, you’ll look at them differently when they leak all over your luggage. Now you have to clean your favorite silk dress and you don’t have nice shampoo. It’s an annoying situation to be in no matter if you’re in California or Costa Rica, and one that I avoid with solid toiletries like shampoo powder and cleansing balms.

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7 Tricks for a Perfectly Packed Suitcase, Every Time

Packing light is a sport. Or at least, that’s how I justify being so sweaty at the end of an avid bout.

And between carry-on size restrictions, the avoidance of baggage fees, and an inescapable series of pre-vacation premonitions of me buried under a …

Packing light is a sport. Or at least, that's how I justify being so sweaty at the end of an avid bout.

And between carry-on size restrictions, the avoidance of baggage fees, and an inescapable series of pre-vacation premonitions of me buried under a mountain of sensible walking shoes with not a single clean sock in sight, it's not exactly one I'll volunteer to play.

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Best Restaurants in Salt Lake City

We live in Salt Lake City, Utah and often get asked for restaurant recommendations. Today, we are sharing the BEST restaurants in SLC. These are our personal favorite restaurants in the city, all of the best spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dess…

We live in Salt Lake City, Utah and often get asked for restaurant recommendations. Today, we are sharing the BEST restaurants in SLC. These are our personal favorite restaurants in the city, all of the best spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! These restaurants are our tried and true places to go when we…

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