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How to Choose a Hostel

I’ve had some people ask for more posts on travel tips and tricks.  While there’s a lot of information available on different hostels, there’s very little on what you should look for when you’re booking a room.  After staying in 60+ hostels myself across…

May 9, 2016
How I Paid for My 3 Month Europe Trip & Budget

How I Paid for My 3 Month Europe Trip & Budget:

People often ask me how I pay for all my travels.  To be honest, it depends.  I’ve had about half of my trips paid for by other organizations and I’ve paid for the other half out of pocket.  For my backpacking trip through Europe,…

April 28, 2016
5 Things I Learned Backpacking Solo Through Europe

5 Things I Learned Backpacking Solo Through Europe

After 3 months of travel, I was excited to be going home.  I’d had a fantastic time seeing as much of Europe as I could, but I was also tired and I missed my family.  I was gearing up to move to Madrid for…

April 15, 2016
Backpacking Europe-Going Topless in Nice

Backpacking Europe-Going Topless in Nice

I arrived in Nice late at night after a 13 hour train ride.  I’d originally planned on stopping in Marseille, but found myself tight on time and funds, so I decided to skip that stop.  I was so tired after my trip that I…

April 11, 2016
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Stepping Back in Time-A Day Trip to Pompeii

After hobbling my way around Rome and the Vatican City on my bum ankle, I decided to really push it and spend a day limping around Pompeii. Most people that I’ve talked to have done Pompeii as a day trip from Naples.  I wasn’t…

April 8, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Vatican City

I feel like I should start this post by mentioning that I’m not a religious person.  I’ve surprised some people in the past when I’ve told them that I visited Vatican City.  However, this is such an important historical location that regardless of one’s…

April 4, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Rome: The Ancient City

Rome was one of the places I was most excited to see, although I was starting to have a hard time getting around.  Remember my little mishap in Budapest?  I was starting to think that I’d really injured my ankle as I couldn’t walk…

March 28, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Venice (An Italian Paradise)

I was excited and a little nervous to go to Venice.  I’d been looking forward to this stop for months as I’d heard so many amazing things about this city.  But I was also a bit apprehensive about the type of people that I…

March 15, 2016

Backpacking Europe–Feeling Unsafe in Milan

Out of all the countries that I was visiting on my trip around Europe, I was most excited to go to Italy.  In case you haven’t noticed in my previous posts, I’m a bit of a nerd; I love history, art, archeology, etc.  In…

March 11, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Zurich & Geneva

There have been very few places that I’ve traveled where I felt like I could’ve have skipped, but that’s pretty much how I felt in Zurich.  Aside from a stop to Kunsthaus Zurich, where I was introduced to couple new artists, I found the…

March 7, 2016