Accommodation Travel Articles

There is much more to accommodation options than hotels and hostels (and there are many misconceptions about hostels . Learn more about camping, Couchsurfing, WWOOF’ing, homestays, house-sitting, and more in the following pages.

 
Photo Essay: The World’s Most Expensive Hotels
Photo Essay: The World’s Most Expensive Hotels Expensive to build, expensive to stay in - but not always. Check out some of the "deals" available at the world's most expensive hotels.
25 of the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts in the US
25 of the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts in the US Looking for love in all the wrong places? While you can't hurry love, B&B expert Marti Mayne will recommend 25 romantic picks for Valentine's Day and beyond.
12 Most Amazing Pools in the World: Part II
12 Most Amazing Pools in the World: Part II Daydreaming about your next tropical escape? WhyGo Hawaii writer, Malia Yoshioka, takes you to another 12 of the world's most amazing pools. Just add water - sarong, flip flops, and umbrella cocktail not included.
Why You Should Consider Staying at a Bed and Breakfast
Why You Should Consider Staying at a Bed and Breakfast Looking for travel accommodations with great value and some personality? Learn why bed and breakfasts make a fantastic alternative to traditional hotels and hostels.
Pros & Cons of All-Inclusive Trips for Independent Travelers
Pros & Cons of All-Inclusive Trips for Independent Travelers Have you ever been tempted by an all-inclusive vacation package but afraid you'd lose your independent traveler cred if you went on a trip like that? This article by JoAnna Haugen may help you see that while there are some drawbacks to vacation packages, there are some serious perks, too - even for indie travelers.
The 10 Commandments for Hostels
The 10 Commandments for Hostels The 10 Hostel Commandments may not be written down on stone tablets, but maybe they should be. Find out what Amy Heading thinks those commandments should be.
8 Old Colonial Hotels You Can Still Stay In
8 Old Colonial Hotels You Can Still Stay In Would you like to pretend you are Michael Palin, or perhaps someone else who gets to stay in historic colonial hotels in the East? Here's a cheaper way, as Inga Kastrone takes us on a tour if 8 of the finest of these landmark properties.
5 Notoriously Haunted Hotels in the US
5 Notoriously Haunted Hotels in the US The US has its share of haunted places, but for most of them you can't pay to experience it yourself. Lisa Legere takes us on a tour of 5 notoriously haunted hotels where you can scare the hell out of yourself if you try.
10 Incredible Hotels with Altitude
10 Incredible Hotels with Altitude Those who want more from their hotels than just a place to sleep have many options. Victoria Brewood has put together a list of hotels with epic views as well as high price tags, for those who like places with a little altitude.
CouchSurfing: Tips for a Smooth Experience
CouchSurfing: Tips for a Smooth Experience CouchSurfing is a non-profit organization to help connect travelers and hosts and it's getting more popular every day. Katie Hammel is a pro and she shares her expert advice on how to make it a successful experience for everyone.