I love going on vacation and staying in a home – you’ve got your own kitchen to make a mess in, rooms to retreat to when your vacation companions are on your nerves (what? it happens) and sometimes even a washer and dryer. Plus, I just love houses – I’m addicted to Zillow and Trulia – so it’s fun to explore a new house. We’ve always had good luck using VRBO even though it’s a bit of a gamble. It’s like buying a house sight unseen – you’re going off pictures and descriptions and crossed fingers and hoping the place you’re calling home for a week isn’t going to end up a total lemon.
We lucked out again with the place my parents booked in Palm Springs. It’s a cute ranch, very modern, lots of bedrooms and my favorite part – a kitchen that looks right out into the family room and dining area. I love cooking on vacations when you’ve got time and energy to explore new recipes and I was very excited to see this layout.
We walked around like we were contestants on the Real World, claiming bedrooms, opening cupboards and exploring our new home for the week. I took a handful of pictures of the house before we do what my family does – starts leaving books, flip flops, sweatshirts, computers, etc on every surface. I actually wanted to pin some of these pics, so it served a selfish purpose. But I do love this little house we’re calling home for a week!