I don’t like hotels. What are some alternatives I can use when traveling?
One increasingly popular option is to just rent a home or an apartment using a platform like Airbnb or one of its competitors. I haven’t tried that yet, but I’ve heard good things. What I have done is couch surfing with friends and relatives, which can be a good deal of fun if you’re traveling alone and won’t be doing it for very long. I find it starts to get on the nerves of everyone involved after a week or so, although that might just have been the neck pain making me cranky.
If you are driving to your destination, one underrated option is to get a car with enough room to sleep in. A van is great for this, but plenty of big cars can allow for comfortable sleeping with some creativity. And some companies rent out vehicles meant to be slept in. Deal Dubs is a good example of this — they handle campervan hire Kent. And most campervans can handle up to four adult people sleeping comfortably, on top of offering a kitchen and other amenities to make the trip more comfortable.