Choosing Accommodations

When we choose travel accommodations for Adventurous Retirement, we look for the following:

  1. Convenient location with easy access to the points of interest we prefer.
  2. Scenic and quiet area (although, we will tell you about the busier locations).
  3. Comfortable bed.
  4. Friendly owner or management that is attentive to requests.
  5. Accommodations that are in good shape overall.
  6. Reasonable cost.

Entrance to Kura Hulands's tree house - Travel Accommodations for Adventurous Retirement

Travel accommodations for Adventurous Retirement that do not fit all of these quickly go to the bottom of the list, or are taken off the list.  There have been times when I can’t get all of these, so I do prioritize.

For our US multi-night stays, driving south on the East Coast and for our time in Florida, we used several sites to book our travel accommodations for Adventurous Retirement – Flipkey, Homeaway, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor for apartments, condos, rooms and BnBs.  We also checked Expedia and for hotel options.  All but one time, I chose something other than a hotel with more of a local flavor.  So far we have both truly liked our choices much more than hotels.

In Florida, Charleston, ans Nashville we used Airbnb to book travel accommodations for Adventurous Retirement.

If you prefer hotels, my preference is Hampton Inn, unless you are looking for high end.  In my experience traveling for both business and pleasure, Hampton Inns are clean, with very comfy beds, and the staff is quite friendly and helpful.  They also include a nice breakfast with lots of healthy and unhealthy choices, and free Wi-Fi.  Rarely will we stay in a high end hotel when traveling between destinations.  (We would rather spend the money on an adventure once we arrive at our destination rather than travel accommodations for Adventurous Retirement.)

Feel free to post your request for specific recommendations in comments or contact us directly with your inquiries using this form.

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