Hotel rooms are not the only choice for travel accommodations anymore. If when you travel, you only stay in hotels, it may prevent you from trying some unique alternatives. While there are probably numerous other possibilities for accommodations…. Let’s talk about 3 of them.  Let’s talk about camping, glamping, and renting someone’s home or rental home. Let’s think outside the hotel room-sized box.

You could rent someone’s home. It may be someones primary residence while they are traveling or it may be a vacation rental…either way, it’s a great option. It normally breaks down to cheaper than a hotel room, gives you more space, and will give you the option to search for the amenities you desire if you choose to rent someone’s home over staying in a hotel room. Depending on who is traveling with you, you might have to book more than one hotel room. For a family of four, you would need at least two rooms. Rather than renting two rooms in a hotel, you can rent an entire apartment, townhouse or house for the same price. This will make you feel more at home with your own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. You can find all types of fun rental homes.

You could camp. You set it up a tent yourself, you save some big bucks, and it offers a very unique way to travel.  When you choose to stay at a campsite over a hotel,  you are fully surrounded by nature. That’s not the only benefit when you spend a few days outside, you get some serious health benefits from the fresh air and extra oxygen. You can explore during the day and spend the night relaxing by a fire on a blanket, chair, hammock, or even on the ground. Roughing it is part of the adventure.

You could Glamp. Glamping is a step up from camping. It’s a little more glamorous as the word suggests but is still classified as adventure travel. The accommodation is part of the travel experience.  In most people’s mind,  glamping refers to the stunning safari tents seen when you look at photos of an exotic safari. The term doesn’t only refer to safari tents, it includes tiny houses, tree houses, funky shipping containers, etc. A glamping site may feel a little camping but still has some of the comforts of home or it may have super luxurious amenities.

About the Author

Taylor Braithwaite -Taylor is a travel enthusiast. She manages the travel devotee Instagram page and has traveled to unique hotels and destinations in 16 different countries.