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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This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!

14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

The moment someone goes on their first trip and gets a taste of freedom and adventure, everything changes. They yearn for more travel, and the more they do it, the more experienced they become. It eventually gets to a point where travel is part of their lives, and it pretty much influences every decision they make. Even though you can find many different types of travelers and styles of traveling, there are some characteristics all frequent travelers share.

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.