I love a ‘browsing’ website. Somewhere you can get lost in…there are only a few that can transport you away like nowhere else – Mr & Mrs Smith, iEscape, Pinterest and Trouva are amongst my favourites.
But frugal alternatives? Like really on my wavelength? There’s a new travel website on the block, and like all the best things I discovered it through word of mouth: Doris & Dicky.
Specialising in ‘Budget Boutique’ (gosh, I wish I’d coined that phrase), it’s exactly what I feel is missing in the online travel sector.
I always find travel interesting as pretty much everyone focuses on the ‘luxury’ sector, but it doesn’t actually serve that many of us. I for one, can’t wait for my holidays and want it to be special, relaxing, a little luxe, but not compromise my mortgage payments.
Like most great sites, Doris & Dicky started when a couple couldn’t find any charming hotels within their budget, for around £100 a night. So they compiled a site themselves.
All their hotels are handpicked and visited, so adhere to their high standards (including one of my own favourites: Artist Residence). And I love that it shows a list of best countries to visit at which time of year (handy if you’re after some holiday inspiration).
So next time you’re stumped for somewhere to stay on your next break (as I know some of you are, as I get a lot of emails asking!) – try this site.