Megan Batoon's Biggest Tip On Finding The Best Vacation Rental - Exclusive

As one of the hosts of Netflix's "World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals," Megan Batoon has had the opportunity to stay in some truly jaw-dropping places. If you're wondering how she goes about picking the vacation rentals you see on the show, it's far from an easy process. "It's almost like when you see those movies where people are trying to crack a case and they draw all the red lines," Batoon told Explore in an exclusive interview. "That's how I feel in the very beginning of narrowing down where to stay."

Batoon realizes just how lucky she is when it comes to traveling as part of her job. "I had never thought I would be able to see all the places that we were able to go and the different ways of travel," she said of her time on "World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals." And when it comes to selecting the iconic destinations featured on Netflix, Batoon has some fail-safe tips. While discussing her new partnership with Advil Dual Action Back Pain, Megan Batoon also told us how she researches and books the best vacation rentals possible — and her top tip comes down to finding out what other people have to say about the venues.

Always read the reviews

Many people have had the unfortunate experience of arriving at a holiday destination only to be disappointed that expectation does not match reality. But from her experiences when it comes to picking the incredible accommodations seen on "World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals," Megan Batoon has some excellent advice. "Pictures and reviews — reviews are the biggest thing for me," she told Explore. "I used to never read reviews, but whether it's an Airbnb or a hotel or even a place to go, I'm always looking at reviews." 

While Batoon's advice may seem obvious to some, it's definitely important to do your research before you travel. "One time I didn't, and I booked an Airbnb in Jamaica, and it was one of the scariest places I had visited because I didn't read the reviews," Batoon explains. "If I would've [read] the reviews, I would've gotten somewhere else. That's a pro tip — read the reviews." Luckily, there are so many ways to choose the perfect vacation, whether it's a budget-friendly option you're after or a destination further afield, like Japan. Just remember to always read the reviews first!

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