Here are my top 3: Location, location, location - It's not worth saving a few dollars for a location that will take longer to get to where I want to be. Time is more valuable than money when you are visiting a place for a limited amount of time. Cleaniliness - I have stayed in hostels where I would eat off the floor and 4* hotels I have been disgusted by. It doesn't matter if it's a 1* or 5* hotel, there is a level of basic cleaniliness any where I stay should have. Appropriate bedding and good pillows - If you are making the most of your traveling, you shouldn't be spending too much time in your room, which is why it's important the bed, pillows and bedding are comfortable, because if you are doing it correctly, that's how you will be spending most of the time in your room. Bonus - Good high-speed internet. You need to get directions and share your photos quickly 🙂
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All of my favorite adventures start in the water... I would start with wearing it white water rafting in Iceland... looking at some of the most unearthly scenery on the planet. Then take it on a glacier SCUBA dive in some of the cleanest, clearest water you can dive in.... brrr... and to warm back up go to the natural hot springs that glow blue in Mytvan and then hike up to some amazing waterfalls.
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