in reply to When travelling, what level of existential comfort do you require?
Nowadays, my electronics define the existential comfort required:
The location itself becomes less and less important (as long as it is clean and provides a shower)
- I need enough power-outlets to charge them all1
- and I need a good WLAN with a fast Internet-connection
1: on my last bycicle-tour I carried a camera, a smartphone, an external battery (so I could use my phone as GPS the whole day long) and a tablet with me - all requiring power at night; add a laptop for business-trips...