TOOLS TO HELP YOU LIVE
A HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLING LIFE
Resources and information to help you plan your next adventure
WHERE TO STAY
Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers. Use this site to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers.
Shared living spaces usually offering dorm like rooms with bunk beds accommodating 4 -12 travelers in each room. Many hostels also offer the choice of a private room for a slightly higher rate. Hostels are a great way to meet friends and interact with fellow travelers. Hostels range from basic to boutique, with various atmospheres and levels of privacy. For more privacy, look for hostels with pod style beds.
While I mainly couch surf or stay in hostels, I often try to switch it up and book a hotel every once in awhile. There is just something refreshing about having your own bathroom and space.
HOMESTAYS & GUESTHOUSES
I recommend using a variety of search engines before booking a particular accommodation. Sometimes the prices have a big variation for the same hostel/hotel across booking sites. Another way to search this is just to search the name of the accommodation and city name in Google. When you do this, there will often be a box that pops up on the right that compares the price across sites for you. It is also good to check reviews and ratings on each site as well.
Booking.com: First time booking a hotel or hostel through booking.com? Use this link and receive $25 off your first booking.
Homestays: A sight to search for homestays around the world
Duara Travels: Book a 4 day village experience in one of several countries offered, Duara Travels will arrange everything for you