On The Open Road
Little Lotus and I love to travel. So far, our adventures have been within the U.S., but I can’t wait to expand our travel to include international destinations. Meeting different people and experiencing various cultures opens the mind and creates a global perspective that I want to instill in my child and in myself.
5 Adventurous Places to Stay
I love to stay in hotels, and in recent years, hotel booking services have made this traditional form of lodging more affordable and convenient. However, in addition to a luxurious hotel stay, I enjoy other forms of adventurous accommodation. Here are 5 alternative forms of lodging to take advantage of while on the road:
A hostel is an establishment that offers affordable lodging. Accommodations usually include dormitory style sleeping arrangements, and some hostels have a more private option. Check www.Hostels.com to learn more.
2. Eco Villages
Related to communes and intentional communities, eco villages are a collection of people who have decided to live and work together for the common goal of sustainability. Many eco villages offer overnight accommodations and allow visitors to take part in everyday work and life around the community. To learn more about eco villages and to find one in a place you’re interested in visiting visit the Global Eco Village Network.
Originally used by nomads in Mongolia, Turkey, and Siberia, a yurt is a temporary structure that consists of a wooden frame and a wool or canvas covering. Learn more about yurts and how to rent one at Yurt Lodging.
4. Home Exchange
Trade your home with someone else in the destination of your choice and live like a local. Members of sites like Love Home Swap find home swapping to be an affordable and family friendly cultural experience.
What’s better than traveling and making the world be a better place at the same time. Websites like World Wide Opportunites On Organic Farms partner organic farms with travelers who are willing to put time in on the farm in exchange for food and lodging.
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5 Adventurous Types of Travel Accommodations