You may have changed careers, or you may be lucky enough to be already working in a job that allows you to work remotely. Either way, you’ve decided that you are going to see the world and get paid while you do it. You may have already planned out all the different places you want to visit on your travels. From busy cities like Paris to tropical beaches in the Bahamas, you’re going to see it all. However, you’re now left with the task of deciding where you’re going to stay while you’re globe-trotting. Below are a few ideas for accommodation options.
Stay in a hotel
The first option is the simplest, but also the most expensive. Depending on what you do for a living you may not be able to afford to stay in hotel accommodation long-term, but even if you can’t, some countries offer very affordable hotels without skimping on the luxury. The upside of this is that you don’t have to worry about security or even changing your own sheets. Most hotels will be able to offer you a good deal on dinner, bed, and breakfast packages, and they will also be able to recommend some of the best places to spend your downtime, so you don’t miss out on the experience. And with the advent of services like TripAdvisor, it’s never been easier to make sure that where you’re staying is a quality establishment.
Rent a flat or house
This may take slightly more planning than the hotel option but could save you a lot of money over the course of your travels. Whether you’re planning on staying somewhere for a few weeks, or a few months, there is no end of options for self-catered accommodation. Renting will be much cheaper than staying at a hotel. However, you will have to cook and clean for yourself. The upside of this (apart from saving you money) is that it will be easier to sink into the local culture, rather than be surrounded by the luxury of a hotel. You can shop for the local cuisine and get to know your temporary neighbours better.
Take your home with you.
Depending on where your travels are taking you, you could choose to take your home out on the open road. Touring across North American or Europe would be a breeze, and you could rest easy knowing that no matter what, you have somewhere to stay. You could choose to buy a converted van like the old Volkswagens of the 60’s, or you could opt for a more modern RV. There is even the option to have a small house built onto a trailer that you could tow from city to city. Some of the best tiny houses even have solar power options so you can save money and stay self-sufficient. You might find it harder to travel around incognito like this, but you are likely to meet lots of people who will be fascinated to hear your story, which would be great if you have a small business to advertise for.
However you choose to live while you travel, always remember to travel safely and do plenty of research on the traditions, customs, and tourist advice for any city or country you visit to ensure you can travel safely and happily.