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Image of the dome of the Sorbonne From the Latin Quarter to Saint-Germain and beyond, we have the perfect apartments for Paris students!

From the historic Latin Quarter to the ring of modern universities around the city’s perimeter, Paris is also a hub for learning. Attractive to both French and international students, the city is a dream of a college town – full of charming cafés and peaceful parks to read in, not to mention some of the world’s most unique libraries.

Thousands of students flocking to Paris to study each year face an essential question: where to live and how to find the perfect apartment. With our furnished rentals in Paris, you can get help finding housing through a licensed real estate agent and see real photos before booking in advance. Then, all you have left to do is enjoy your time in the City of Lights! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of Citi Bike station in Manhattan with taxis and NYC streets in the background Citi Bike lets you tour NYC with ease thanks to their bike share program.

Urban commuters, fitness enthusiasts and casual tourists are taking advantage of NYC’s expanding network of bike lanes. It’s now easier than ever to commute to work or school or take a leisurely tour of New York City in an environmentally friendly and healthy way. Wherever you’re cycling to, you can find a great furnished rental from New York Habitat along the way!

Citi Bike, New York City’s bike sharing system, provides New Yorkers and visitors with an added option for navigating around NYC. With a network of docking stations around the city, you can rent a bike from any station in the system anytime. There are 24-hour and 7 day passes, as well as annual memberships, for those who are always on the go.

Image of a map of New York City bike paths and lanes Manhattan is filled with bike paths, bike lanes & greenways.

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Image of the roof terrace dining area at Mama Shelter in Paris There are new and unique brunch spots popping up all over Paris, like this rooftop dining area at Mama Shelter!

A typical Parisian breakfast, essential to any trip to the city, consists of coffee and a pastry, best enjoyed slowly on a café terrace. But there’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day – fresh fruit, delicious egg dishes and American favorites like pancakes and hash browns. If you’re craving a hearty morning meal before exploring Paris with family, there is no shortage of brunch spots to explore. Partly American-inspired eateries, partly innovations on the classic Parisian café, the city’s brunch spots offer something for everyone!

After a night out on the town, there’s nothing like waking up late in your furnished rental apartment and heading out for a filling brunch in the area. We hope you enjoy our list of Paris’s 5 best brunch spots, with some apartment suggestions nearby. Bon appetit! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of Columbia University library with students sitting on the steps Live just steps away from your New York City University!

It is an enriching experience to be able to study in one of the most exciting cities on earth – New York City! But unlike in a small college town, some university students who are already tired and pressed for time, will spend hours commuting to and from class each day on buses and subways. Additionally, if you’re not a native New Yorker, you don’t need the added stress of navigating public transportation to get to school on the first day – there will be plenty of time during the semester to explore NYC using its transit system.

That’s why a carefully chosen and affordable furnished rental near your college is an ideal way to avoid hassle and save time in your busy student schedule, while enjoying a homier environment than a university dorm. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of a performer on a subway platform Millions ride the New York subway everyday, passing by its most interesting stations. (Photo credit: Clement Debrach, @zedouphotography on Instagram.)

Easily the busiest transit system in the United States, New York’s labyrinthine subway network clocks in at over 800 miles of track with 469 stations. The system does so much more than just keep the city moving though, as unique stations reshape the urban landscape and add to the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of a London university campus with a green lawn Imagine yourself living in a lovely London flat near your University!

If you’re lucky enough attend a university in London and experience the art and culture of the city, you’ll need to cross one thing off your to-do list before the semester starts: housing. As a student in a city this expensive, it will be crucial to find the best discounts and free things in London—a great reason to stay in a furnished flat near your university. You’ll want somewhere you can study and do as you please or maybe even live with fellow students who share your desire to thrive in London! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of NYC skyline from terrace Brooklyn is home to live music of all genres, so head out and discover a new artist or venue!

No city compares to NYC when it comes to enjoying live music, whether you’re at a bar, concert venue, or café. There are countless places to hear some music while you enjoy some drinks or dance the night away. But before you head out on the town, keep reading to find out our top apartment picks for all you live music lovers out there! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of an alpine chalet, PR-954 Sun meets snow on the alpines slopes of the South of France!

Among the many reasons why the South of France remains one of the world’s premier tourist destinations is its unique geography. Sandwiched between the dramatic peaks of the Southern Alps and the gentle sweep of the Mediterranean littoral, Provence and the French Riviera offer the best of both worlds: snow and sun. No time of year is better for enjoying that balance than the spring, when the fresh powder on the Alps makes for world-class skiing and the warm sun of the coast helps cut the winter’s chill.

Plan your trip to Provence for the springtime and you can enjoy unique recreation, world-famous events and a mix of weather that has something for everyone! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of exterior of Berg’n Head to this beer and food hall to get some of your Smorgasburg favorites!

Located in central Brooklyn and home to many of the NYC borough’s museums, Crown Heights is known for its cultural diversity. Surrounding the neighborhood are Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Crown Heights has a variety of style in its buildings ranging from ornate architecture in some areas to recent constructions on vacant lots. While here, you’ll find no shortage of things to do, from shopping to dining with many activities in between!

Running parallel to Franklin Avenue, one of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares, the S train crosses the neighborhood, connecting Prospect Park to the 4/5, 2/3, and C trains. Throughout the past few years Crown Heights has been going through gentrification, an influx of new wealthy residents to the area, bringing increased property values as well as changes in the character and culture of the neighborhood. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of a Tower Bridge in London over the River Thames Stay near Tower Bridge and do as the Londoners do!

Few landmarks are as iconic as London’s Tower Bridge. Not to be confused with London Bridge, this monument over the River Thames is truly representative of the city itself—steeped in history, majesty, and visually unparalleled. If you’re planning a stay in London, there’s no better area than that around Tower Bridge, no matter what side of the Thames you find yourself on. Get a taste of the culture and entertainment surrounding this area and have a quintessentially London experience!

1. Things to Do Around Tower Bridge

It’s impossible to explore London without being entirely awed by Tower Bridge. Famous for its castle-like peaks and blue detailing as well as its rich, 120-year history, this bridge literally towers over the city. Today, you can actually cross the elevated walkways on the bridge to get spectacular London views through the glass floor. You can watch the sunset from the bridge and make it a romantic outing, or check out the souvenir shop for gifts. Every so often, the bridge opens to let a ship pass through, an engineering marvel that even locals stop to admire! Read the entire story here…»