What to know before traveling in Spain in the Summer

Spain is a fantastic place to visit. It has culture, beaches, beautiful architecture and lovely people. I'm not the only one who thinks so. Historically, Spain is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and its number one industry is tourism. A lot of people decide to come down for a visit in … Continue reading What to know before traveling in Spain in the Summer

Backpacking Basics: How to plan for your first European Adventure

In honor of summer coming in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to write a few posts for first time backpackers. While I may be a little bit late for a lot of people who have already made plans - I figured that this series could be helpful in the future. Decide on an … Continue reading Backpacking Basics: How to plan for your first European Adventure

Cities that Seriously Underwhelmed Me

In the absolutely immortal words of Michael Kors, "I was underwhelmed." I'm not saying that each of these cities were awful places, just that they didn't live up to my expectations. For each of these cities, there are alternatives that, in every way that matters to me as a traveler, beat out the overhyped destination. … Continue reading Cities that Seriously Underwhelmed Me

The Anatomy of a perfect travel buddy

So I've been traveling for about a decade now. I've traveled with family, friends, students and colleagues. I spent some time tabulating, and not counting students, I've traveled with about 20 different people. Naturally, I have favorites to travel with - just people who are not just fun to travel with but easy to travel … Continue reading The Anatomy of a perfect travel buddy

7 European Destinations to visit with Age or Experience

This is the second post in my European destination series. I also will be writing 7 Timeless destinations which will be posted soon! There are tons of places that I think are a young backpackers paradise. They can be cheap or walkable or party cities. This list is not that. These are the cities that … Continue reading 7 European Destinations to visit with Age or Experience

First time at a Hostel? My tips and advice for nervous travelers

It's been 7 years since the first time I stayed at a hostel. I wouldn't say I was specifically nervous but I can tell you - there were many mistakes I made with choosing and staying at hostels that first sumer. For many North Americans, hostels are intimidating. I've heard from many people who have … Continue reading First time at a Hostel? My tips and advice for nervous travelers