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Staying in a hotel used to be fun and exciting, but lately the opposite has been true. In fact, the majority of the time when I’ve stayed in hotels these days, I’ve been disappointed by either the experience or the service.
There was that hotel by Sydney Airport where I stayed with my mum and didn’t get a minute of sleep since it was right by a truck stop and the room was absolutely filthy. Then there’s the Ibis I stayed at in Prague which felt like prison, and the hotel in Krakow which, while cute, had the narrowest beds I’ve ever stayed in.
And it’s not like hotels are cheap. If anything, prices seem cheap online when you book and then you’re hit with fees once you arrive- taxes, resort fees, wifi, snacks, parking, and more. B&Bs are the best option if you’re sick of these fees, since they’re usually all-inclusive so while you’ll have free wifi, bottled water, parking, and other goodies, you’ll also usually find that breakfast is included as well.
And wow, what a breakfast. Hotel breakfasts have got a lot to answer for lately, and if it’s not a sad continental breakfast, you’re looking at a buffet which has had food left out for hours (can you say food poisoning?)
At B&Bs, not only are you usually treated to a home-cooked breakfast, but it’s going to be a lot more authentic than the cereal you usually get in most hotels. Firstly, it’s likely to be cooked by a local, and you’re also likely to be eating fresh local ingredients as well- what a way to start the day.
Speaking of locals, one of the reasons why B&Bs offer such great service is because you’re often interacting with the locals every day, and they’re usually doing everything they can to make your stay spectacular. Since they usually know the area like the back of their hand, they can tell you where to go for the best local food, the tourist spots that are worth visiting (and the ones to avoid), and will give you priceless inside knowledge about the culture and history of a place. This is something you’re unlikely to find in a hotel where you’re treated like just another number.
I also like B&Bs because they’re often just a little quirky. I’ve stayed in places where each room has a different colour or theme, and it makes you feel like you’re not just another customer, and instead are as unique as the room. It also means that you can often choose a room that reflects your needs or personality which I love.
Another great thing about B&Bs is they offer a great chance to be social if you want to meet new people, while also giving you plenty of privacy if you want to be left alone. This is something you often don’t find at hotels, so if you’re planning to travel sometime soon, consider choosing a bed and breakfast instead of a hotel.
Instead of living at home with your parents, working two jobs and quitting all socializing for a year before embarking on a huge, round the world trip that lasts until you’ve run out of money, have you considered making money while you’re travelling so you […]
We’ve all seen those lucky people who get to travel indefinitely, making money on the road and having adventures around the world without having to go home and work and save. So how do they do it? Believe it or not, earning money while travelling is easier than you may think, so here are a few way different ways you can earn money while you’re on the road:
Take your job with you
Many people assume that in order to galavant around the world, they’ll need to quit their job for good. But if you’re a valued member of your team and you can already work from home, there’s no reason why you can’t keep working for your current company and simply keep working from home….in another country.
Before you approach your boss, have a plan for how you can make it work. Maybe you can attend all meetings via video conference, or you’re happy to commit to working the same hours, even with the time difference? Think about all the possible objections your boss will have, and be prepared to walk if they’re not prepared to compromise.
Use your skills
If you have left your job, there’s no reason why you can’t still use your skills to make some cash on the road. If you’ve been writing software, designing websites, copywriting, or a similar job that can be done remotely, it may be time to launch your own business. Ideally, you want to do this while you’re still working at home, so you can get your portfolio sorted and begin reaching out to clients while you still have money at home. Plenty of people have started businesses abroad though, you may just need to find a cheap spot in Southeast Asia where you can get some serious work done for a few months.
Did you can you can earn money while actually having a good time? This may sound crazy to people who have ditched their stodgy office, but if you already like gambling, you can take your passion online and potentially earn some serious cash while also enjoying yourself.
Find a job overseas
Depending on the country you’re from, you’ll find that there are many different visas available which can allow you to actually work and live in a new country. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK all have reciprocal Youth Mobility Visas, so if you’re under 30 (35 for some countries), you can go ahead and find a job once you’re already overseas.
You’ll need to apply for your visa before you leave your home country in most cases, and the embassy will want to see that you have enough money to support yourself before you find a job. This is a great way to make sure you don’t run out of cash though, and you’ll also be able to spend more time meeting and hanging out with locals.
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There is much more to Sydney than what meets the eye. Unarguably, there is the glitzy side with something incredible going on somewhere all the time. However, there is also so much more to discover – a buzzing food atmosphere, endless days at the beach, and Sydney’s history that seamlessly blends into its present. A global city, Sydney is also home to countless people from all over the world, which makes it one of the world’s most diverse places. Add some stunning natural locations, and there’s never a dull weekend here. All you need to do is book a car rental in Sydney and get going. Here’s a list of five day trips that you can take from Sydney:
- Hunter Valley
Known all over the world for being one of Australia’s top wine regions, Hunter Valley is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney’s Central Business District. There are multiple day tours that leave each morning, and some even include a round trip with wine tasting. If you want to drive, then pick your designated driver for the day, and head on over to Hunter Valley!
- Collins Beach
Collins Beach is a short 30-minute drive from Sydney’s Central Business District, is one of Sydney’s many beaches. It is sheltered by a green cover, which is perfect for those looking for a secluded spot with peace and quiet.
- Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island, which can be reached by a boat ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay, is a perfect Sunday outing with the family. Pass the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge on the ferry, and then find yourself on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cockatoo Island. Once you’re there, just sit back, sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down.
- Jervis Bay
A slightly long drive of three hours will take you to the Jervis Bay area and the Hyams beach, which are a must visit, if you’re in Sydney. Don’t be put off by the long drive; the views on the way are quite worth the long drive. Enjoy the drive, and spend the rest of the day sunbathing on the beach.
- Royal National Park
An hour’s drive away from Sydney, Royal National Park has something for everyone. Whether you’re into walking along nature trails, hiking, swimming, surfing, or whale-watching, the Royal National Park has it all.