Circus Hostel in Berlin Review


Circus Hostel in Berlin is definitely one of the nicest ones I’ve stayed in.  While the lobby is a bit small, there is a cute little coffee shop attached as well and bar downstairs.  The coffee shop served simple but tasty sandwiches and pastries, as well as an assortment of coffees and teas.  There is a little patio in the front in which people would use to smoke.   Continue reading


St. Christopher’s Inn in Paris Review

st. christopher's inn

After a brief stint in a hostel that was not my cup of tea, I transferred to St. Christopher’s Inn (159 Rue Crimee) for the rest of my trip.  From the moment I walked in the doors, I knew this hostel was going to be a much better fit for me.   Continue reading

What To Do in a Weekend in LA


I’m a dork and love perusing the Couchsurfing LA page and giving people recommendations on what to do when they are in LA.  I, like so many others, love sharing the best my city has to offer with visitors who are coming thru.  There are loads of great things to do that won’t be included on this list…but these are my personal recommendations for those from out of town who want to get a glimpse of LA in a short amount of time. Continue reading

How to Spend 1 Fabulous Night in Vegas


I am a big fan of the 1 night in Vegas trip.  Since I like to go really hard, it’s good to just do one night and then head home!  I’ve always lived by the “go big or go home” motto, so every night I spend there, I would want to make epic.  I am also of the mindset that if you go for two nights, you’re always going to compare the two and one is is always going to seem better than the other.  Having only 1 night means you have nothing to compare it to and that 1 night will just be considered awesome.  Living in LA also helps make it an easy 1 night trip…drive down on Saturday, but up Sunday.  Anyways, here are my tips for a fabulous night in Vegas….   Continue reading

How to Travel Solo But Never Alone


I may travel solo, but I guarantee you—I’m rarely alone, and if I am, it is usually because I want some “me” time.  Each trip I go on, I come home with more new friends and shared experiences.  I may be boarding the plane alone, but from the moment I sit down in 22B—I’m busy making new friends…some of which often turn into life long friends.  For those of you itching to travel alone, but worried about getting lonely, here are a few ideas… Continue reading

How to Pack for a Hostel


I am a big lover of staying in hostels…I’m already lamenting the day when I’m too old to stay in them!!  But for those who have never stayed in one before, it certainly can be a unique experience.  There are certain items that we’ve grown accustomed to having access to in hotels that hostels often lack.  It’s a more roughing-it sort of environment, and requires a slightly different packing list.  Thus, here are a few items that I never leave home without when planning for the hostel life…. Continue reading