Travel takes many shapes. Getting from your house to your destination may include moving by car, bus, or train, then arriving at a hotel. And each of those possibilities has its opportunities. Our aim here is for the gospel road warrior to do it well and to the glory of God. Last time, we considered ways to fly well. Now, let’s look at what happens on the ground.
Where to Stay
A good overnight experience starts with good research, and includes some kindness along the way.
- For hotels and other options, read reviews and look at ratings. Social media is your ally.
- If you prefer a particular brand, like Marriott, then make sure you build points in their reward program for future family vacations.
- Consider using Air BNB or VBRO rather than traditional hotels. Especially with groups.
- Look for package deals. For example, some hotels offer meal vouchers if you stay with them during certain slow periods.
- Upon arrival, always ask for an upgrade (this is where the kindness comes in, and why you should travel with a sharp blue blazer - looking sharp often translates into an upgrade of sorts).
- At a minimum, ask for rooms that allow access to Concierge Lounges.
- Make sure you leave a tip on the bed when you head out for the day. This will ensure a thorough cleaning (sometimes a few extra nice upgrades) and honor the housecleaning team.
- I prefer not to stay in a host home for lots of reasons, but I will list a few (an exception to this might be on a mission trip):
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