Accommodation Alternatives – Episode 138 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When I look back on my travels, pretty much all of my favourite places to stay have been alternatives to hotels. I don’t mind a hotel but many have a tendency to feel a bit same-same or sometimes they feel crowded and noisy.

Chatting with Dan, Kendall and Chris for Episode 138 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast was like chatting with three old friends because they all have the same way of thinking, too. What’s more, they came up with so many alternatives for finding interesting accommodation that I even have a list of new ideas for my next trip!

Show notes: Episode 138 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Accommodation Alternatives

Want to stay somewhere other than a hotel? Then Episode 138 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is for you! I’m not a huge fan of hotels and love to stay in alternative kinds of accommodation, so I was excited to chat to my three guests in this episode about some of their favourite kinds of non-hotel accommodation.

I start off with a chat with Dan Johnston who has been living in a bunch of different places around the world in recent years. Being focused on generally longer stays than the average trip, he’s found lots of really creative ways to find a great place to stay.

Next I talk to Kendall Simmons who reminds me that hostels can also be a great accommodation alternative, no matter how old you are – hostels are definitely not just huge dorm rooms any more! We also discussing house sitting as another really interesting way to find somewhere special to stay (and to save money doing it!).

Finally I discuss accommodation with Chris Haag who has a particularly unique perspective as he and his partner are cycling from Alaska to Argentina. It turns out there are some particular ways to find accommodation unique to the long-term cycling community and it makes me ponder just what else is out there that I don’t know anything about!


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