Living in Hotels. Traveling the World.

Hi! We're James and Donetta Dalman.

We're a digital nomad couple who lives in hotels as we travel the United States. It kinda sounds weird but it's actually really cool. is about that journey.

For as long we could remember, we dreamed about traveling the world. Knowing that life is too short and regrets suck, we finally made the leap into the unknown to experience the ride of a lifetime.

On July 14 of 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic, we finally said goodbye to our house, downsized to a truck, and started our new journey without any real plans.

It's important to share that our story is a bit different. We're not retired and don't own an RV; we work for ourselves and have been living in hotels since traveling full-time. We just decided to go for it.

Hotel Crashers is a website about the adventure. We share our hotel experiences and recommendations, how to work from anywhere and travel on a budget, and all the lessons we learn along the way.

Family Together
NewPort Coastal Pic
James, Donetta, and Kavin
Tennessee Field
Karen and Tim with the Dalmans
Flagler Beach
Donetta Dalman
Canaveral National Seashore
James Dalman Blows a Kiss
Provincetown Kayaks and Beach Scene

Year One: Traveling Stats

Miles Driven


National Parks


Cities Visited


States Visited


Hotels Lived In


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Hotel Reviews and More!

Hotel Etiquette for Guests: Do Not Disturb Others

Hotel Etiquette. How to Be a Great Guest.

After a year of living in hotels, we firmly believe every person should understand proper hotel etiquette. You would think humans would have a basic …

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Travel Update September 2021

WOW! It’s been a while since we last wrote about our traveling adventures aside from our one year anniversary post. Sometimes life gets in the …

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Beachwoods Resort OBX Review

Beachwoods Resort OBX Review

Today we’d like to share our travel experience and stay at the Beachwoods Resort OBX in Kittyhawk, North Carolina. If you’ve never had the opportunity …

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Greensprings Vacation Resort Review

Greensprings Vacation Resort Review

The Greensprings Vacation Resort was one of our most recent hotel crashes as we made our way through Williamsburg, Virginia. We’ve been working our way …

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Staybridge Suites Summerville Review

If you’re heading to Charleston and want a great hotel to crash, we’d like to recommend the Staybridge Suites Summerville. It’s a brand new property …

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Living in Hotels: Hotel Crashers One Year Anniversary

Living in Hotels. Year One Anniversary.

It’s crazy to think we’ve been living in hotels and traveling full-time for one year already but here we are! It seems like only yesterday …

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