OK, so you don’t like hotels and you don’t like airbnb. I got that from the headline and sub headline. The rest was redundant.

Look, if you have to travel a lot you can stay in cheap hotels, be uncomfortable, eat in cheap restaurants watch a crappy little TV and make a profit on your expenses allowance. Or you can stay in an upmarket hotel where they serve decent food (if you stay in budget hotels that offer ‘fine dining’ you’re too naive to be travelling alone,) have good TVs with movie and ‘adult’ channels for a modest extra fee and the concierge will fix you up with a good looking prostitute who will not give you a socially embarrassing disease.
I’ve stayed in plenty of both, a lot that fell somewhere between, and always packed a decent book and some kind of portable music player. Life is what you make it.

But staying in a stranger’s home is creepy. The advantage of home, for people worldly enough to ignore the blurb about the ‘warm, friendly atmosphere,’ is that they’re not someone’s home. So unless you want to stay in Bates’ Motel, the fact that hotels are impersonal is the big advantage.

Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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