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Unusual Lodgings Around the World

Fair Oak Farm in England, where you can sleep in a treehouse.
Sometimes the places you stay can be as interesting as the place you visit

Whether you're staying in a yurt on the Isle of Man, or a four-star hotel in downtown Mexico City, the places we choose to lay down our heads can vary and truly matter!

Find articles here that lean to the different, and skew toward the off beat.We want to help you find the unusual places, the kinds of places you might not think of, which will prove to be fascinating and fun!

We cater to people who are looking for something a little different. No cookie cutter chain hotels here, just unique B&Bs, unusual small hotels, and places where you will wake up and say "Wow!"

Read about different lodging experiences on GoNOMAD

Hostels: Not Just For Backpackers Anymore
Hostels: Not Just For Backpackers Anymore
Ljubljana's Hotel Celica: A Night in a Slovenian Prison Cell
Slovenia: Phoebe Hornby visits the delightful little Slovenian city of Ljubljana, and stays in the Hotel Celica, which was once a prison in the former Yugoslavia.
York, Maine: History, Luxury and Spectacular Seafood
Darryl Popper reports on the historic buildings, sandy beaches and fine dining in York Harbor, Maine.
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Getting that Wild West Feeling in Tombstone, Arizona
Roy Stevenson visits the Wild West town of Tombstone Arizona, where Wyatt Earp once kept the peace, and visits the area's newest resort.
Retreating in Ireland: Irish Music, Irish Food, Irish Culture
The Fiddlers' Retreat in Loughmore Ireland provides a glimpse into the music, the social life, the scenery, and the history of Ireland.
A Yurt Holiday on the Isle of Wight: Cheap and Cheerful
Meredith Bower enjoys a green holiday that is cheap and cheerful, staying in a yurt on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England.

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Cool Lodgings: Living Like Royalty at Chateau le Val, Brix, Normandy
Normandy France | Max Hartshorne stays at a 13th century chateau in Normandy called the Chateau le Val and samples an exotic local liqueur called 44 made from calvados, oranges and coffee beans.
Retreats: A Guide to Being Alone
There are thousands of peaceful retreat places around the world designed for helping people get away from it all - inexpensive retreats
Lazing in Lao: Lao Pako Eco-Resort
Peta Bassett writes about the Lao Pako Resort on the Nam Ngum River in Laos.
Micro-Hotels Let You Visit New York on a Budget
Steve Flahive stays at The Pod Hotel in New York, where the 'railway-inspired' rooms make it possible to visit the Big Apple on a budget.
An 'Eco-Lodge' Ecuador
Ecuador: Visiting an eco-lodge in the jungles of Ecuador.
Guanajauto, Mexico. Kent St. John rents a house in this famous Mexican city.
Grifoglia in Barga Tuscany: A Peaceful Oasis
Grifoglia in Barga Italy. A quiet b&b in the Tuscan hills is a retreat without tv or newspapers, a relaxing place to be.
High Above Guanajuato, Mexico
High Above Guanajuato: In the Shadow of Don Quixote, another of Mexico's wonderful small cities awaits the curious traveler

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