|Rest Your Weary Head: Find the Best Room at the Lowest Price by Rob Sangster
Surveys show that most of us want cleanliness, a reasonable price, good location, service, and security. That's for openers. Other amenities matter too. So how do we pick the most desirable place to rest our weary heads?
You may approach a potential lodging choice on the Internet. Or by being driven into Nairobi by an owner who tugged on your sleeve at the airport and proudly showed you a photograph of his place. Or by walking off a street into a Bangkok guesthouse with a guidebook in your hand. Whatever your path, I'll suggest factors to influence your decision...
|Reservations About Reservations: Advanced Travel Lodging Planning is Not Always a Good Idea by Tim Leffel
As you read this, thousands of people are in transit with no idea where they are going to spend the night. They’re not broke and living on the streets, however. They are travelers. They will figure out where they’re going to stay when they get to where they’re going and will be better off than if they had arrived clutching reservations...
|Seeking and Finding Extraordinary, Locally Owned Accommodations: A Guide for Budget Travelers by Michael Gonchar
When we travel, we love to stay local. One of our all-time favorite places is Vento di Rose, a beautifully restored country house near the town of Monterubbiano in the Marches, Italy. Our room was gorgeous, the views of medieval hilltop towns were incredible, and the expansive breakfast full of regional specialties was truly awe-inspiring—all for 80 Euros a night. But it was the warm welcome and generosity of our hosts, Emidio and Emanuela, which made our stay so memorable...