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Tired of the same old hotels when travelling? Try these alternatives Tired of the same old hotels when travelling? Try these alternatives
If you’re tired of the same old cookie cutter hotels when you travel maybe it’s time you spiced up your stays with some unique... Tired of the same old hotels when travelling? Try these alternatives

If you’re tired of the same old cookie cutter hotels when you travel maybe it’s time you spiced up your stays with some unique hotel ideas that will make your trip more memorable. Especially with hotel costs seeming to be at an all-time high, it might be time to look elsewhere. Consider these alternatives for your next trip.

Wish you would stay in that exotic looking hotel you saw on TV? Make note of it! TV shows and movies usually feature the more interesting hotels. Or you might spot one yourself when traveling. Just walk into the lobby and pick up any brochures of unique accommodations you find. Many times a hotel lobby will be filled with these little brochures all arranged in a nice little display rack.

Consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast. B & Bs are becoming increasingly popular as each one provides a unique experience over any standard hotel chain. From quiet often charming rooms to great homemade food these are many times cheaper than regular hotels and motels. BedandBreakfast.com can help you find the perfect Bed and Breakfast in your destination city.

If you’re looking for something truly unique, try Roomorama. They have everything ranging from stylish lofts in New York, to grand villas in Tuscany, to luxurious tropical retreats in Bali. Another way to rent unique accommodations that fit your budget is popular Airbnb. As a thank you for reading Living by Experience Airbnb is giving you a $27 credit if you sign up through this link.

I don’t mind cooking and when I’m traveling for more than a few days I usually look for condos or homes for rent. This can be a great idea if you are traveling with your family as you get all the comforts of home and can save money by cooking your own meals. Many people will do a house swap with you as well but if you happen to live in a spot that might not be very popular with travelers it could be hard finding someone to swap with you. HomeForExchange.com has over 13.000 listings with people wanting to swap homes for a while.

These are just a few of the many options available to the traveler looking for a little more adventure. Please feel free to share yours in the comments below. Keep your eyes and your mind open to new possibilities and you will be rewarded with rich memories for years to come.

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Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca