Kabul Hostel in Barcelona Review


So this Barcelona hostel may have had the advantage of being my first ever hostel experience and the location of a little vacation romance—but I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kabul Backpackers Hostel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good time while in the amazing city of Barcelona.   Continue reading


Cultural Event Bucket List

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

There are SO many cool cultural events around the world that I would love to attend someday.  So I decided to start a list of my top choices.  Maybe you’ll end up adding them to your own personal bucket list! Continue reading

Are the French Really Unfriendly?


I was a little nervous when I first arrived in Paris, after years of hearing stories of the French (namely Parisians) being unfriendly to tourists.  I would walk in circles, starving, before I finally wound up the courage to go into a cafe and order a sandwich.  I was nervous that I would make a fool of myself since I couldn’t speak the language and they would turn their noses up at me.

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How to Use the Couchsurfing Website


I came across the Couchsurfing website many moons ago…well actually it was about a year ago.  But in that time, I’ve seen the site utilized in many different ways — many more than it’s title might suggest.  Yes, it can be used to sleep on generous stranger’s couches, but it also has so many other functions even if you aren’t comfortable sleeping on someone’s couch!  Here are a few useful ways to utilize Couchsurfing and it’s community… Continue reading



WELCOME to Gone Gal!  My very own travel diary and safe place for all my thoughts, adventures, reviews, and tips.  

Traveling is one of my greatest passions in life and I’m excited to share it with others.  And even if my mom is the only one reading, it can’t hurt to document my travels for myself to look back and reflect on.  And if a review or piece of information helps even one young person out there who is itching to travel, then I guess it’s all worth it!