12 of the World’s Unusual Hotels That Should be on Your Radar

Every place you pick to be home away from home on your travels has its share of draws. Location, convenience, amenities, and services are just some of the factors that may influence your choice. While each type of accommodation offers something that meet your requirements, there are hotels that go the extra mile in offering a unique experience. If you are looking for something different, here are twelve of the world’s unusual hotels that should be every traveler’s radar.

1. Adrère Amellal (Siwa, Egypt)

Why stay here: A tranquil getaway for people who may want to escape the noise and busyness of the outside world, set in the midst of a scenic landscape that you do not often see in many places, rooms built in the traditional style, delicious food made from ingredients straight out of the garden, varied desert-related activities, olive groves

2. Book and Bed Tokyo (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)

Why stay here: Bookstore-themed hotel, “accommodation bookshop”, lull yourself to sleep with a good book, fall asleep surrounded by the smell of books, a book lover’s haven

3. Eco Camp Patagonia (Torres del Paine National Park, Chile)

Why stay here: Stay in an eco-friendly accommodation at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, breathtaking natural scenery all around, outdoor activities, wildlife sightings, watch the stars at night and sleep in one of the sustainable lodgings in the midst of the wilderness

4. Free Spirit Spheres (Vancouver, Canada)

Why stay here: Two words – treehouse and sphere, imagine staying in spherical room suspended on top of trees in a lush forest, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you get away from the hustle and bustle of city life

5. Juvet Landscape Hotel (Valldal, Norway)

Why stay here: Stunning views from your room, surroundings that seem to come straight from fairytale books, a nature getaway that relaxes and rejuvenates you

6. Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland

Why stay here: Accommodations like glass igloos, log chalets, and snow igloos, breathtaking scenery all year round, a winter wonderland, close to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, pristine and stunning environment, see the northern lights

7. Kokopelli’s Cave B&B (New Mexico, USA)

Why stay here: Experience caveman living with a modern twist, beautiful scenery of the surrounding landscape, a place to get away from the busyness of everyday life

8. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)

Why stay here: A great view of the cityscape, leisure and entertainment hub, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck where you can see more of the city’s landscape, a rooftop Infinity Pool, numerous shops, several restaurants and bars, museums

9. Poseidon Undersea Resort (Fiji)

Why stay here: A resort under the sea, a magical escape from the outside world, watch marine life up close

10. Sas Attrap’reves (Allauch, France)

Why stay here: Set amidst a backdrop of picturesque natural scenery, sleep under the stars while inside a cozy transparent pod

11. The Caves Resort (Negril, Jamaica)

Why stay here: Dramatic views of the oceans, a hotel built to blend with the cliffs, laid back atmosphere

12. Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel (Bali)

Why stay here: Quiet getaway, breathtaking scenery, verdant forests and spectacular landscape all around, rooms with private infinity pool, spa and wellness experience

Remember These When Looking For Good Hotel Deals

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One important thing you have to consider, especially when going on day-long adventures? That’s right – a good place to stay in.

A good place to stay in should be able to make you feel comfortable enough, for you to rest soundly. A good place to stay in should also be able to make you feel convenient enough, for you to explore tremendously.

That being said, remember these when looking for good hotel deals:

Think it over a lot.

As they say: thinking is the best way to travel. And with that, comes your responsibility of thinking it over a lot – including a good place to stay in, a great way to spend the day, a good place to eat with, and more. This is not just for you to avail the best deals beforehand, but also for you to effectively manage your time and to stay within your budget.

Always do your research first.

Now that you’ve thought over a lot about where you’re going, as well as what you’re going to do, it’s time for you to do the next step: doing your research. This will not only allow you to compare prices more effectively, but also identify the fake ones more efficiently. Make it a point to check out the online reviews, as well as the visibility all over the internet (even on social media) to ensure that you’re not just booking for a too-good-to-be-true accommodation.

Be mindful of the features.

Don’t get me wrong, though. This doesn’t mean that you are questioning about the legalities of what’s been advertised. This just means that you have to check out if the features being advertised are truly fit for your needs. This is for you to effectively manage your expectations, as well as to (once again) stay within your budget.

No Excuses Workouts You Can Do On Your Trips

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Working out diligently while on a trip may seem like an added chore. But it does not have to be so given the many exercises you can do anywhere. In fact, you do not even have to look far than your hotel room to keep a fitness routine. Here are just a few of the tons of exercises that you can do separately or combine together for a good workout every day

Squats. This type of exercise strengthens and conditions the lower body. And it is perfect if for small spaces. If correctly performed, bodyweight squats target leg muscles specifically the quadriceps. The bodyweight squat can also give a good workout to your hamstrings and calves. You can start with 2-3 sets of 10 repetitions each with a short active rest in between. You can then increase the number of repetitions or sets as you develop your stamina and strength. For a more intense workout, replace repetitions with a specific number of minutes. Aim to raise the bar higher to make your workout more challenging.

Jumping jacks. As an exercise, jumping jacks are like walking and running. It is something you can do anywhere that needs no special equipment other than the right pair of shoes. And yet not many people do it much. But it is something that you see many fitness enthusiasts do for warm-ups or as part of high-intensity workouts. The jumping jack can be both an aerobic and strengthening exercise. You can easily tweak it to integrate into your fitness routine or meet your workout goals.

Plank. The plan can be a good core workout. It also helps in strengthening lower and upper body muscles. Plank exercises enhance abdominal strength used to stabilize the body while holding the position. You can modify the level of intensity by doing side planks and incorporating it with other workouts like push-ups.

Yoga. The many benefits of yoga should be reason enough to explore this form of mind and body exercise. Some of the said benefits include improved flexibility and muscle strength. It also increases energy and stamina as well as a good exercise for weight management and stress relief. Consider learning yoga to add to your list of travel exercises. Or you can start practicing while on the road by watching and following the exercises online on your laptop. Alternatively, you can pre-download videos on your computer before your trips. You just need a yoga travel mat and you can start practicing it every day while on the road.