All in all, I have to say that my first trip to Asia was absolutely incredible. I completely fell in love with Thailand. There is something for everyone here — culture, architecture, beaches, adventure and activities galore. I know this won’t be my last trip to this incredible country — I already look forward to the day when I get to go back. The trip has also instilled in me a large desire to go back and explore the rest of this region of the world. In fact, I’m already trying to figure out how to go back and visit Vietnam at the holidays. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but every time I board a plane, I secretly hope in the back of my mind that a cute guy will sit down next to me. It’s silly, but movies have conditioned us to believe that these sorts of meet cutes do occur. And they do lead to happiness and marriage. Wouldn’t it be romantic to walk by the Eiffel Tower and immediately have a Frenchmen sweep you off your feet? Now maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think so. Continue reading
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
So I didn’t really get off to a good start at this hostel. First of all, I had just left my Barcelona vacation romance guy behind, there was super bad turbulence on the flight from Barcelona to Paris, and lastly it was completely pouring when I arrived in Paris and I had accidentally left my umbrella on the shuttle bus. Continue reading
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
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
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
Whenever I mention that I’m heading out on a trip, usually the first question is if I’m going with friends.
I say no, I’m going alone.
And the other person usually looks really shocked or wildly impressed. Continue reading
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