Senior Travel - Accommodations
Hotel Resort Fees
In today's world, travelers are increasingly aware of the fees that air carriers are adding to the price of an airline ticket. But did you know that this trend is spreading through the hotel community as well? Many hotels are now charging "resort fees" ranging from $5 to as much as $30 per night.
Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
Hotel chains throughout the US offer discounts to seniors. Find out more about hotel discounts for senior travelers and view a list of discounts offered by hotel chains.
Downtown Hotels or Suburban Hotels – Which Should You Choose?
You are normally selecting time or money when you choose to stay in a downtown or suburban hotel. Toss in a rental car, and things get slightly more complicated. Find out about the pros and cons of staying downtown and staying in the suburbs.
Find Pet-Friendly Accommodations
Over half of all U. S. households include at least one pet, and one-third of dog owners bring their canine companions with them when they travel. If you're considering bringing your pet with you on your next vacation, you'll have little trouble finding pet-friendly accommodations. Let us help you find the perfect place to vacation with your pet.
Hotel etiquette involves much more than knowing how much to tip the housekeeping staff. Treating fellow guests and hotel employees with respect can help ensure a pleasant stay.
My Youth Hostel Stay
Have you stayed in a youth hostel, even though you're no longer a starving college student? Perhaps you had a wonderful or terrifying experience during your youth hostel stay. Share your story and help other mature travelers find the best and avoid the worst hostels.
Bed and Breakfast Inns: A Relaxing Alternative
If you're looking for alternatives to cookie-cutter hotels, why not stay at a bed and breakfast inn?
Before You Make a Bed and Breakfast Reservation
Elizabeth Arneson, About.com's Guide to Bed & Breakfasts, discusses questions you should ask your innkeeper before you book your B&B room.
Before You Make Hotel Reservations
Before you make hotel reservations, find out more about your chosen hotel. Find out how to read hotel reviews, compare prices and check cancellation policies.
Budget Accommodations in Europe
If you're planning a trip to Europe, consider less expensive, nontraditional accommodations, such as independent hotels, convents, youth hostels and vacation apartments.
Immersion Travel and Hotel Stays
Immersion travel emphasizes alternative accommodations, such as bed and breakfast inns, hostels and couch surfing. When travelers cannot stay in alternative lodgings, are they locked out of the immersion travel experience? Find out how immersion travel can be compatible with hotel stays.
It's fun to host family and friends, but playing local tour guide can also be stressful. Our tips for successfully hosting houseguests can help you make your next hosting experience a success.
Houseguest Etiquette 101
Many of us enjoy taking daytrips when we visit family and friends. Staying with loved ones can drastically reduce your travel costs. It's important, however, to remember that you're the guest in someone's home. Find out how to be a host-pleasing houseguest.
How to Choose a Motel
When you're faced with a list of motels, how do you choose the one that best meets your needs? These tips can help you select the right motel for your next trip.
How to Rent a Vacation Cottage
Vacation cottages are wonderful getaway destinations. You can find a cottage in the mountains, near a lake or beach or at a state park.
Pros and Cons of Vacation Rentals
If you're trying to decide whether to rent a vacation cottage for your next vacation, you're not alone. Vacation rentals have both advantages and disadvantages. Find out more about the pros and cons of vacation rentals.
Romantic Weekend Getaways
Planning a romantic escape? Learn the pros and cons of various types of lodging, from resorts to rustic cabins.
Should I Stay With Friends on My Next Vacation?
If you're looking for ways to cut travel costs, staying with friends is a money-saving option. Staying with friends isn't for everyone, though. Find out about the pros and cons of staying with friends to save money.
Top 10 Internet Sites with Hotel Reviews
Before you reserve a hotel room, find out what other travelers have to say. This list of hotel review websites tells you what to look for and how to make the most of user reviews.
What to Bring to Your Vacation Rental Cottage
As you pack for your vacation rental cottage getaway, this handy checklist will help you remember what to bring.
Where to Stay
As you plan your dream trip, spend some time reviewing your lodging options. You probably have more than one alternative, so why not choose a place to stay that will make your trip even more enjoyable?
Youth Hostels 101
Many of today’s seniors and baby boomers discovered youth hostels in their student days. Today, youth hostels offer low-cost lodgings in over 80 countries. You can stay in one-, two- or four-person rooms. Staying in hostels is a great way to save money and meet people from around the world. Find out if a youth hostel stay is a good option...