When it comes to finding a hostel in your destination, the choices can be somewhat overwhelming. Big cities can have 50 or more to choose from, and even in smaller towns, you might find you have several options. And websites list so many different rankings, it can be hard to figure out what is most […]
When it comes to getting the best value for your nightly accommodations, location is key.
If you’re packing more than one moderately sized bag, you’re probably paying more than you should for the added inconvenience.
Choose your sightseeing activities wisely – for your budget and your sanity.
Sometimes, the place you sleep is one of the most memorable parts of your trip. You’ll definitely remember these accommodations at a castle on the Rhine.
If you’ve been coming home from your travels with a whole extra backpack full of souvenirs (and, most likely, an empty wallet), it may be time to reconsider your souvenir philosophy.
The Second World War, as the name suggests, had a huge impact on many places around the globe. Here are three sites that played pivotal roles in the war, and which are now memorials and museums. If you think of any other places to include, write them in the comments! Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Hiroshima, Japan): […]
Using deal-of-the-day websites like Groupon and LivingSocial can save you money on your upcoming trip.
I interviewed my dad about what it was like hostelling in Europe in the summer of 2010, when he was 58 years old. He discusses his initial concerns and what he learned along the way. In the summer of 2010, I took a month-long trip with my father, then 58, through western Europe. We visited […]
It’s hard for an environmentalist like me to admit it, but travel is not the most eco-friendly activity. If suppressing your wanderlust is not an option, consider these 10 tips to make your travels a little kinder on the planet. Consider alternatives to air travel. Planes are the least eco-friendly way to get from one […]