How to pick the best hostel for YOU

Photo Courtesy of Hostelworld.com

Traveling on a budget probably means that you’ll be staying in quite a few hostels. Personally, I LOVE hostels. (For the most part…) Staying in hostels makes it that much easier to meet travelers from all over the world and build new friendships with some really cool people. But if you don’t do your research right, you can end up in a hostel that isn’t the greatest, and that could potentially ruin your experience in whatever city it is you’re visiting. When I book hostels, I like to use HostelWorld.com because they have tons of options with reviews and ratings AND they don’t charge you a booking fee.  Continue reading

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15 tips for budget travel

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5 Terre Backpackers Hostel, Cinque Terre, Italy (Photo creds: me)

The price of travel can add up quickly. Here are some tips that will make traveling a bit more affordable for people on a budget (like myself)!
Keep in mind – a couple of these tips are specifically for European travel, but most can be related to travel anywhere in the world. Continue reading