Choosing the Right Accommodations to Fit Your Needs
by Cathy (Awesome Escape Blogger)
Nov 4, 2015

Where you rest your head at night when travelling abroad is hugely important. It can be the difference between an invigorating and enjoyable trip and a downright horrible sleep-deprived disaster. It’s up to you to make certain you pick a resting place that’s going to consider your preferences and tolerances and give you the opportunity to rest and recharge each and every night so you can put your best foot forward each day of your incredible adventures. Lack of sleep creates stress, sore muscles and bones, crappy attention, and little patience. When you don’t sleep you look like crap, feel like crap, and frankly act like crap too. There really is nothing I can say that makes “no sleep” acceptable. Unless of course it’s because you are busy with your partner all night long.  And if you are planning on making use of the facilities, depending on your wants, needs, and expectations of your trip, you want an enjoyable environment with all the amenities your little heart desires. That just makes simple sense. Let’s look into the different types of typical accommodations so you can use this valuable information to choose wisely.

Good Ol' Hotels

This is hands down the most common form of accommodation for people traveling period. Whether you are headed out for a few nights on business, taking the boys away for a weekend retreat to fancy-dancy Las Vegas, or looking to jet set out to an island destination for a few weeks, hotels are an excellent choice. Now you may be under the impression that hotels are pretty expensive. And I’m here to set the record straight because that’s not entirely true if you do your homework. Sure there are 5-star hotels that you can easily drop $500 bucks a night on if you aren’t careful. But there are plenty of lower budget options and everything in between if you’re keen on it. Online search engines are an excellent venue to start searching from because you can tailor your search to look for all the amenities you’d like and choose your budget to match. With a little time and patience, you’ll be surprised the fabulous deals you can find. All you have to do is start searching.

You Can Always Rent

Travelocity experts have lots to say about renting in remote locations; particularly if you are staying for an extended period of time. If you are travelling more than a couple weeks and planning on staying in the same location, hotels will take a nice chunk of your hard-earned money. Renting may be the perfect solution for you. There are always short-term rentals for apartments, condos, and houses to be found. If you are really unsure, you can always go through a travel agent or real estate agent and leave the searching up to the experts. Or you can get to in online and use social media sources like Craigslist, MSN, or Google to find your perfect place. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. All you have to do is open your mind and start searching.

Timeshares Are Another Option

Many people that travel with groups find timeshares a cost-effective option because if you do it right you can get them for a real bargain. You see technically they are already bought and paid for and something is better than nothing for the various owners. Most people buy into a timeshare program which gives them a couple weeks a year at a diverse range of locations. And if they have a week somewhere and can’t make it because of other commitments, this is an excellent opportunity for you to swoop in and snatch it for a bravo price. Many timeshares are like condos and have pools, gyms, and other recreational activities right alongside. You also have the luxury of full kitchens so you can save on your food bill tremendously. Online sites are everywhere with people trying to sell their timeshare weeks. Have a look if this is something you’d be interested in.

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