Roomorama (and a giveaway!)


It's always fun to look back on our travels and reminisce about all the great destinations we've visited, especially since moving to Singapore. Sometimes we plan a lot for a trip, while other times we book plane tickets and hotel rooms at the very last minute. For the most part, our trips have been really great and full of memorable experiences. However, when we think back on our least-liked or most problematic travels, there seems to be one thing in common: our choice of hotels.

Where we stay is usually determined by several things: how last minute we planned our weekend getaway, our budget, or how close to a certain attraction or activity we'd like to stay. We try to use up hotel points where we can, but these are not always available and in some cases, just not reasonable. There have been a few times where I've wondered why I couldn't just rent someone's extra room out for a weekend instead of paying more than I'd like for a crappy hotel room.

So when Roomorama contacted me about their accommodation website, I was really stoked to learn about it. With more than 20,000 properties in over 420 destinations all over the world, Roomorama is a great resource if you're looking for short-term accommodations. Check out this quick video to see how it works:

Booking a place through Roomorama's website is easy and safe, and you can speak directly with your host. The accommodations are affordable, too. Whether you're traveling for business or for pleasure, staying at a Roomorama short-term rental is a great alternative to booking a hotel room. You get to experience your destination like a local. I'm already looking to use their site for a few upcoming trips.

And now for the giveaway! I've teamed up with Roomorama to give one lucky reader US$75 in Roomorama credit.

To enter, please follow either on twitterfacebook, or using Google Friend Connect. Then comment on this post and tell us the following: 

1. How you follow our blog and what name/handle you use.

2. If you win, where will you use your Roomorama credit? Bratislava? Ann Arbor? Helsinki? We're genuinely curious about where people will go!

Contest will close at midnight on Friday, 9 September 2011 (Singapore time). Winning entry will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!

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  1. I follow you on google friend, as Jacci

    if i won credit, i would you it on a trip i'm planning to KL, malaysia.

    have a good day :)

  2. Ooh sounds great! :) Currently we're in Hong Kong, and we have rented a little service apartment through AirBNB, which is also pretty cool. Will definitely check out Roomorama for my next trips though!

  3. I follow you on all three, using my real name on Facebook and Google Friend Connect and my roller derby name, Anderson Cooter, on Twitter.

    I will use my credit in San Francisco on the weekend of my birthday! I've already been eyeing a place in the Mission.

  4. I follow via GFC! and i'd love to win. i'd use it in Paris i think (:

  5. Followed you via Google Friend Connect as nateniale.

    I've already booked my accommodation in my next two trips, so I will probably use the Roomorama credit early next year. Planning a trip to Europe but have not decided the exact places! Shortlisted cities are Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam.

  6. Love the name "Anderson Cooter". That should be a drag name a la Lady Gaga at the VMAs.

    I follow you here as Elia B. That's all you need to know. I'm itching to go anywhere ob vacation. If I won I would pick somewhere at random as long as the flight was less than $500. I think Vancouver would be nice right now.

  7. I'm dizzyknitter on twitter and follow you there. I would most likely use the credit on my upcoming trip to NYC. Haven't been there in over a decade and really looking forward to going.

  8. Oh no! I entered this a few days ago but I see my comment didn't stick! Gah, the computers you encounter while traveling!

    I follow you on GFC and Reader and I think my name is just Jill?

    I would have loved to use this credit on the trip I just finished...bummer! It's so hard to choose but upcoming trips might include Indonesia or Greece or Jordan... so maybe one of those!

  9. hi! i follow on GFC as Molly McGraw.
    like you, i often wait until the last minute to plan my trips, but right now i'm currently dreaming about greece, borneo, moscow, or beirut. yay!

  10. I follow on facebook(Koh Jun Jie Jason)
    If i win i want to go to Switzerland to see the alps.

  11. 1. I followed you on Twitter @pinayjade
    I followed you on GFC Jade
    I followed you on Facebook as Jaey G Samson

    2. If i win, and I hope we do,I'll use my Roomorama credit for our trip to Singapore early next year. I already have seen nice properties that would be perfect for us and our baby.


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