A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on an incredible vacation to Europe. Unfortunately, we didn't know very much about booking hotels, and so we ended up staying in some pretty "interesting" places. When we weren't scared about the other guests, we were worried about taking home bed bugs, and we were surprised about the pricing! After that experience, we decided to research travel accommodations, so that we weren't ever put in that same situation ever again. This blog is a cumulative report of our findings--which is why this website is chock full of information about travel and lodging. Read on to find out more.
If you have a job that requires you to travel often, feeling settled in can be difficult because you have to travel so often. There are things that you can do to make staying in a hotel frequently more comfortable for you though. The following guide walks you through a few ways to make long or short hotel visits more enjoyable when you travel.
Bring Your Own Linens
When you book a room to stay in, you will have to choose a bed size to sleep in. This allows you to know how large or small your bed is going to be so that you can bring your favorite linens with you on the trip. Being able to sleep on your own cozy linens can make you feel closer to home and may even allow you to get a better night's sleep.
Cook Your Own Meals
When many people travel they tend to eat out a lot. Being able to cook for yourself from time to time can help you feel closer to home, especially if you have a family you cook for when you are at home. Choose a hotel room that has a kitchenette built into it that you can use to create your own culinary masterpieces. Many hotel rooms have small refrigerators in them that you can use to store cold items with ease.
Make the Most of the Amenities
Many hotels have amenities, such as free WIFI, pools, hot tubs, fitness equipment, or even saunas available. Take advantage of every amenity available to you to ensure that you are able to unwind and relax when you are not working. The amenities are there for you to use and the hotels do not charge any additional cost so there is no reason not to take advantage of them.
Travel with Friends
When you have to stay in a hotel room that is within driving distance from your home, invite someone to come with you. This will allow you to have someone to hang out with when you get off of work and give them an opportunity to get away from the craziness of their daily life. Family suites, such as at Cascade Inn, are often suites that have numerous bedrooms in them so you and your friends can have ample space to hang out in during your stay.
While working from a different place every few weeks can be difficult, being able to make the best of the situation will make it more tolerable for you. It is important to realize that there are often a lot of things that small and large towns can have to offer. Be sure that you get out and about from time to time to see what the surrounding area has to offer so that you are not stuck in the hotel room day in and day out.