Travel buddy? Check.
Put time off on OOO calendar? Check.
Place to stay? .... Where do I start?
Whether you are looking for the cheapest place to stash your luggage or a home away from home to call your own, finding a place to stay while traveling can be the most exhausting part of planning travel, but it does not have to be. I am all about finding good, cheap, clean, and centrally located places to claim as my crash pad while abroad.
Hostels/ Budget Accommodations
If you are are balling on a budget or just looking to meet other badass travelers like yourself, hostels are the place to be.
With the travel industry bursting with young adventurous people, hostels have really upped their game. I encourage you to check out this video to see what hostel life is really like!
To see which hostels are available in your destination of choice, check out Hostelworld (yeah the makers of that video above). Hostelworld is the largest online hostel-booking site out there. They have an easy to navigate platform that connects you with unique, social, and best of budget-priced, hostels around the world.
I have been known to exclaim “treat yourself” a time or two; most of those moments are while I am on vacation. If you are looking for some luxury abroad hotels and resorts will do the trick.
****Side note, try to find some that are socially/environmentally responsible, please!!!!
When it comes to booking on of these bad boys, I ALWAYS compare sites to find the best deal.
Some good sites to check before hitting that reservation button are:
I also check the hotel site itself to see if they have any promotions going on for my nights of travel!
Rental by Owner
Renting a vacation home has never been so easy. Over the past few years, Airbnb has truly taken off.
Check out some of thier beautiful spaces in nearly 200 countries around the world. Choosing to stay in a home/apartment/whatever can have some major bonuses. In my experience staying at an Airbnb gives lots of flexibility and can often open the door (literally) to having a healthy dose of local interaction!