Today, we travelers need to consider many options. Where to go, how to get there, where to stay, what to take, how to plan, where to find deals … You get the crux. Well, this article is intended to introduce you to the possibilities of an overnight stay other than a hotel.
Hotels are a great choice. They may be just what you need for your trip, especially if these are just the two of you. You can travel with large, reliable chains or small chains that may need digging to provide a nice, clean and affordable hotel room with everything you need. However, if you are traveling with a lot of people or as a family, the hotel room may be cramped, lacking in privacy, and may become more expensive when upgrading apartments and adding additional amenities (such as a kitchenette).
Although hotels are great, it is easy to find many good deals on all the promising travel sites.
However, you have other options …
** What about the apartment? The apartments are great and in some places the main choice. Condos can be small or large. They offer extra space, extra amenities, great locations and prices that are comparable to hotel rooms.
For example, we stayed at a wonderful (little) house in Miami. We rented it for only $ 400 a week. It was perfect for my wife and I. The beds pulled out of the wall, we had a very clean room, a separate entrance to the place and beaches, a quiet area, 2 swimming pools, an equipped kitchen, a nice bathroom, cable, and great ocean views. It was our "love home" of the week and almost $ 200 cheaper than any hotel in the area.
** House rental. This is great now with real estate. If you are traveling with a large group then this may be your best bet. Buy everything you need or live as a luxury beachfront home for your vacation.
Once upon a time, 18 of our family members went to Florida and had to rent a condo. It was not in the ocean but in the bay. It was perfect. It had 3 levels, a hot tub, pool, 4-5 bedrooms, plenty of space, amenities and lots of entertainment. We had a great time together because everyone lives in different parts of the country. It was very affordable when split in 4 ways as well.
** Resorts and all inclusive. It’s a great choice for families or if you don’t want to worry about getting in your pocket. Things seem to be shrinking in the US, but you can find it overseas and usually the best choice. Resorts are great for those who want to spend quality time together, get plenty of privacy and space, and enjoy a variety of activities such as golf, fishing, kids' gear, resorts and more.
** Time Shares. There is an enormous number of them traveling the world. Sharing parts is great if you use them. You pay the fee upfront and once a year to take advantage of time sharing. There are different types, so you want to do your research. Part-time buying is similar to buying a home in that you don't want to make the decision easily.
My wife's parents own and love her. They can go anywhere they want, in dedicated places. We used it for our honeymoon in Palm Beach, Florida. All of this was first class.
If you and your family travel at least once a year, consider sharing time.
** Camping and Recreational Park Parks. Given the way campgrounds and RV parks are set up these days, the term "rough" does not come to mind at all. At the campsite you can get almost everything you would get at a hotel. They are cheap, live in nature for a week, and have a great time. There are a few things to consider if you are a camp newbie, so you’ll want to do some homework before you decide to opt for it.
** Home boats. Live on the water for your journey. This is another option to choose from. My aunt has lived in a home boat in Florida for many years and loves it. This is something we don't even think about, but if you look at it, you may not want to stay on land for any future trips.
We hope this article helped explain where you can stay over the holidays. Villas, chalets and other types of choices should be considered based on specific locations and holidays.
Most importantly, have fun, find great deals and enjoy the trip !!