One of the great things about traveling is that you get to stay in a nice, comfortable accommodation where someone else is responsible for changing the sheets and keeping your room clean. Unfortunately, most of us are programmed to automatically book a hotel when considering places to lay our head during vacation. If you’re like me, you may be a little more adventurous and prefer unusual digs that most tourists would not only dream about, but be totally unaware of its existence. Staying at a monastery or convent is a perfect off the beaten path mode of lodging that more people are taking advantage of these days. As an added bonus, it helps to create lasting memories and is kinder to your wallet.