13 Types of Accommodation to Choose From When Traveling

7. Helpx/Workaway

Hepx and Workaway are websites similar to WWOOF, where you work for accommodation and sometimes food. However, they’re not restricted to organic farms and offer a large pool of different jobs.

You can find positions ranging from receptionists to language teachers! So, if for example, you’re a great yogi or an amazing social media manager, there’s definitely a hostel or hotel which might benefit from your skills. You tend to work for four to six hours a day and usually stay in the staff room.

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8. Housesitting

Housesitting was born when a very specific market gap became bigger: people wanting to travel, but not being able to due to their responsibilities back home, like pets or gardens. Sometimes, they’d just want the peace of mind of having someone taking care of their home and avoiding possible break-ins.

Basically, travelers stay at other people’s homes for free. They usually feed and walk the dogs (or play with the cats), do basic cleaning chores, and tend to the gardens or swimming pool. Most of the time they stay for at least a week, but month-long stays are not unheard of.

And you sometimes get access to the car! It can’t get better than that!

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9. All-Inclusive Resort

All-inclusive resorts are considered the bane of modern travel by some, or equally the epitome of what people are looking for. As the name implies, everything is included. Along with the room, you’ll have three meals a day, unlimited soft drinks and alcohol, and access to swimming pools and other facilities.

It’s the perfect place for families or people wanting to relax, but for those seeking to explore the local culture, it can get boring quickly. Make sure you choose a resort which practices responsible travel, employs local people, and gives back to the community.

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The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.