Hello Homestay | First Annual Homestay Index from Homestay Booking

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on December 31, 2014

Homestay.com recently released a report on the documenting the rapid growth of homestays in the accommodation market. The Homestay index documents how homestays are changing the accommodation market, the future of this segment and views of homestay guests and host families. [Continue Reading…]

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Surf the Homestay World in a Fortnight | FN 1 December 2014

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on December 15, 2014

travel the world

Are you interested in homestays but you just don’t have the time to surf the web in search of related news bites, then tune in to this feed for biweekly news on homestays around the world, host family tips, guest management guidelines and random tidbits that might pique your interest.

This December, see below the stories that made headlines in the homestay world:

Guest review – Glenda’s Stay

Sav and Maria Ruggiero show how host families act as a crucial fabric of football clubs

Homestay acommodations and meetings impact

Homestays world summit in Negros Occidental, Phillipines

A room with a view to culture

Locals becoming Host Families for World Meeting

Can you host an international student in January?

Fresh Air Fund seeks Host Families for next summer

Host Families needed for international students [Continue Reading…]

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Guest Review – Glenda’s stay

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on August 18, 2014

Glenda St Dorcas students “A search over the internet for a homestay in Nairobi during January/February 2014, led me to Msengoni Homestays. This organisation creates ‘made to order’ homestays. When travelling to Kenya I enjoy staying in homes with a Kenyan family, rather than a hotel (which can be so impersonal). I was travelling alone and told them that my main goals were to learn Swahili, and to volunteer in a school for disadvantaged children. [Continue Reading…]

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Terminalia Catappa…Travel in my Time Capsule

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on November 22, 2013

terminalia catappaIt’s been enlightening blogging about all sorts of trees which l encountered as a kid but did not pay much attention. A good example is this month’s tree which was ever present during my early childhood days…back then when my fascination with bread was just developing, when l used to dance like Shawn Michaels for my Uncles who would laugh heartily and stuff my pockets with shilling notes (all behind my mother’s back…my father was more indulgent then) before strutting off like the sexy boy that l was, really back in the days when l was consuming Famous Five books with a passion and the killer throw back; when the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was the only available TV station in Mombasa and would come on at 4 p.m. and wind up by midnight. [Continue Reading…]

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Surf the Homestay World in a Fortnight | FN 1 November

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on November 15, 2013

homestay newsAre you interested in homestays but you just don’t have the time to surf the web in search of related news bites, then tune in to this feed for biweekly news on homestays around the world, host family tips, guest management guidelines and random tidbits that might pique your interest.

This November, see below the stories that made headlines in the homestay world:

Msengoni musings…a smattering of fireworks in prose!

5 Reasons that make Homestays Family Friendly

Walter Lippmann’s Maine Retreat Has One Of The East Coast’s Best Views

Despite HC bar, Kannan Devan Hills gets homestays

Month after launch, no takers yet for home stay at Gandhi ashram

SLO council scraps vacation rental ban, postpones everything else

Wellesley ABC host family, student have stayed connected for decades

International students at SIUE left without host families

Canada World Youth program seeks volunteer host families

Students, host families enjoy German youth exchange program

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