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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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.