As the song says “where ever I lay my hat – that’s my home”.


There are a number of accommodation types available to you as you travel the world. They range from budget hostels and hotels to B&Bs, apartments, houses, tents, caravans, RVs, cruise ship cabins to include unique options like beach huts and glamping domes.

Most people match their accommodation to the length of their travels. For instance, if you are going away for a weekend you might treat yourself to a boutique hotel room or unit. If going away for a two-week beach holiday you might stay in a resort and if backpacking for a couple of months you would most likely stay in a hostel.

There is a lot of choice out there and I often go to accommodation booking sites to compare and book my accommodation. If I am staying in a hostel I go to HostelWorld to compare and book a bed in a hostel (or a family room if I am travelling with my family). If I want to stay a bit more upmarket or want a room on my own so I can work on my laptop my two go to sites are and HotelsCombined. I have also recently discovered AirBnB and House sitting, but I usual stay in these if I want to  base myself somewhere for a while.

Don’t forget to take out travel insurance as you just never know if your accommodation might cancel on you.


Thinking of hostel accommodation? Check out HostelWorld.

Prefer something a bit more up-market than a hostel. Check out and

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