Outside the United States, young professionals found ideal accommodations that aren’t as dingy and questionable as international hostels but also aren’t as pricey as chain hotel rooms. The “luxury hostel” made its way onto the radars of this growing subset of travelers seeking affordable places to stay but with slightly more amenities than the traditional hostel offers.
As luxury hostels and guesthouses grew in popularity abroad, they somewhat stagnated in the United States. But a new wave of establishments plans to change the domestic travel scene by introducing higher-end lodging for the slightly younger traveler.
One such place is the Native Hostel in Austin, Texas. Touting itself as an “experiential hostel,” the refurbished railway workers’ hotel has been redecorated and completely revamped so it isn’t just a place to hang your hat between sightseeing ventures or hostel-sponsored bar crawls. The space facilitates socialization and includes a live-music venue, a bar, an art museum, a café and a co-working space for working travelers. Dorm-style rooms can welcome up to six people in one room, and start at $49 per night.
With an increasing number of 20- to 35-year-olds allocating income toward travel pursuits, the travel industry has sought to capitalize on their disposable incomes and slightly more refined tastes and expectations.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
It’s no secret single men who travel often look to mingle. Thankfully, there are plenty of great cities where guys can cut loose and potentially meet the girl — or guy — of his dreams. Here are a few hot spots for single men around the world.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.