Novice travellers or those who perhaps labour to enjoy at least one annual holiday trip can be spotted from miles away by frequent travellers. The hustlers they’ll have to contend with at their destination of choice can also see them coming from a fair distance away, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as they’re probably only too happy to “outsource” their existence if only for a while. They’re more than happy to pay extra for that privilege here and there as well, but there’s a different approach when the traveller in question is a frequent traveller.
The same goes for long-term travellers, who are perhaps on the road for a considerable amount of time to the tune of which they themselves may not even be too sure of. These types of travellers particularly prefer accommodation that feels more like home, as opposed to the rather “sterile,” resort-living type accommodation vacationers seem to prefer.
Someone who only has the Festive Season to enjoy some time off to travel to a destination of their choice doesn’t really want to feel like they’ve just visited their aunt or grandma, down the road! So why then do frequent travellers, on the other hand, prefer accommodation that feels more like home?
It’s more affordable
The one mark of the type of accommodation frequent travellers prefer is that which offers longer-term stays, whether that long-term accommodation is a serviced apartment, hostel, private room in a hostel, homestay, guesthouse, etc. It’s simply because it’s more affordable and with that affordability comes the feeling of being at home, in some or other way.
Something like a traditional hotel is not likely to be conducive for long term stays, unless of course, you’re a long-term or frequent traveller in the like of those rare occasions when you’ve won huge sums of money, making your subsequent, permanent-traveller lifestyle something which cannot drain your resources in any way.
Long-term accommodation that feels more like home is simply more cost-effective by default.
As straight-forward as you see it
Another reason why frequent travellers prefer accommodation that feels more like home doesn’t need you to try to think too deeply about it. It’s as simple and straight forward as it is. They simply like that feeling of some kind of familiarity, which is achieved through essentially living as much like a local as possible, wherever it is you’d find yourself on your travels.
There’s something about being able to go to the kitchen and open the fridge to pull out a snack, leftovers, etc…
The need to take care of their most basic of human needs
This reason perhaps goes back to costs, but frequent travellers do indeed prefer a homey feel to their travels as the types of accommodation which offer this warmth of home are often much cheaper than the many other options. Of course, you have to put in some work in seeking out the more cost-effective options, because something like renting an entire mansion would defeat the purpose of feeling like home. Being able to do your laundry or anything like that can help you save a lot on costs and allow you to extend your travels even further.