There are many alternative for travelers looking to stray from the beaten path when it comes to accommodation. Travelers can stay in a riad, holiday in a yurt, go glamping or even find a big house to rent. Why sleep in a cookie cutter hotel when you have tree houses, churches, castles, windmills and train carriages are available?
Glamping, also known as upscale camping offers travelers an economical alternative to staying in hotels. Travelers looking to stay in yurts, can experience life as nomads in Central Asia have for centuries. Yurts have been popping up across the world as vacation alternatives.
Traveling through Morocco and the middle east, a stay in a riad becomes a popular alternative to hotels. Riads are small private dwellings with a central courtyard. A stay in a riad is truly a unique experience.
If you are looking for quirky places to stay closer to home, stay in a shepherds hut on the Isle of Wight. In 2012 nearly a million people visited the Isle of Wight. There are many tourist attractions on the Isle including museums, zoos and venues for sporting and outdoor exploration.