One of the things that can make traveling an adventure is the fact that you can choose different types of accommodations, depending on what it is that you enjoy or what it is that you want to experience. You don’t always have to do the same thing at your destination. In fact, sometimes the best thing about traveling is the fact that you are experiencing something entirely new.
Some of the options for where you end up staying ultimately might be at hotels, at timeshares, at campsites, or even staying with friends. Every time you decide on a destination, make sure that your final surroundings are something that you put into your decision equation.
A lot of people start with the idea that they can stay at hotels. There are hotels everywhere. They range in cost from extremely inexpensive to prohibitively expensive. And depending on the location and the type of amenities that you want, you can have a full range of experiences on your vacation simply based on what hotel you end up staying at. In many cases, the hotel can even be the destination, particularly if it is one that is associated with luxury.-
If you want to stay somewhere that’s a little bit more like your house or an apartment, you can use a timeshare as your destination. It may be a timeshare that you own in a co-op style situation. Or you can even rent a timeshare from someone who owns it during a particular period. Timeshares are a little bit more flexible regarding what’s there and what you can do while you’re there, and often provide a different feeling of ownership rather than something more corporate like a hotel.
For people who like the outdoors, camping is an option. Additionally, if you have a camper or an RV, it can be far less expensive to park in a campground than it would be to stay in a different style of lodging. Also, campsites have a different feel, considering that a center of activity might be a campfire rather than a club night out.
Staying with Friends
One thing that people don’t think of as often as they should is the fact that if you’re out traveling, you don’t necessarily have to spend any money at all. You can talk to friends who live in an area and go couchsurfing. Especially if you’re traveling alone, there’s probably not a requirement to have a lot more than you need in terms of space, and you can save potentially thousands of dollars on lodging if you’re just willing to hang out in a spare room of some old friends of yours for the duration of your vacation.