The Magpie is a bird that has long been known to collect objects with unique qualities. It is believed, that "Magpie" led to the origination of the word "Pie" i.e. something that is made with the help of a combination of unique ingredients.
MyTravelPie, started in 2014, is our attempt to introduce the traveller to a unique hand-picked collection of experiential stays such as boutique home stays, offbeat cottages, farm stays, villas and small independent properties located in the lesser known parts of the world.
We believe unique travel experiences have the power to enrich our lives and make the world a better place. Travel expands our horizons and connects us with each other. MyTravelPie was born out of the same strong desire to introduce travellers looking for warmth and culture to willing and courteous hosts.
We believe that there is a traveller hidden in each one of us. Someone who wants to set-off to exciting new paths, explore unknown lands, seek new companions, converse with strangers and experience culture and adventure.
Travel expands our horizons and connects us with others. It brings us home and takes us to new places and cultures. Travelling gives us stories that ignite our imagination and touch our spirit, as we share them at dinner tables, across cubicle walls, in random bar conversations or even in airplanes as we fly to our next great adventure.
As we cross geographical, political and cultural boundaries, we expand our knowledge of the world and become more aware of other perspectives. As we share our stories and experiences with others, we build bonds of recognition of our common humanity. MyTravelPie.com is committed to bringing more great travel experiences to more people.
Stays that are Experiences
On MyTravelPie, you can discover homestays, treehouses, houseboats, jungle lodges, farm stays and camping sites with unique local experiences offered by verified hosts. Our mission is simple:
Offer great travel experiences by helping travelers find and stay at places that are unique. We believe independently owned properties represent the best way to experience a new city, culture or country, because they are owned and operated by local small business owners who often know more than anyone about the culture, customs and “off the beaten path” experiences within their hometowns. Moreover, such properties offer an opportunity to do more than just the touristy thing. You can spend the day reading a book, painting, stargaze or just spend time doing "nothing at all". We believe that travelling is about the experience which should be savoured.
Verified Stays and Add-On Experiences
Each property has to pass certain criteria to be listed on the website and for each property that we list, our team of Chief Exploration Officers verify the stay, interact with the owners and review the quality. You will also find that each listing has real pictures and in-depth details about the property, the surroundings, and the host, all entered by the hosts and verified by our team.
Moreover, each host as an option to offer complimentary / chargeable add-on experiences that can be booked along with the stay. Some of our hosts have already added amazing experiences including from romantic riverside candle-light dinners, Nature Walks, Fishing Trips and Day treks.
Own a place that fits right in?
If we were asked to sum it up in one sentence or less, it would be this: We are a group of travelers who want to share our passion for independent, offbeat and charming homestays, villas, treehouses, cottages and everything that is an "experience" and not just another place to spend the night.