My Top 14 Hostels in Amsterdam

Posted: 11/19/2018 | November 19th, 2018 Amsterdam will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a month there on my first trip around the world in 2006. I made local friends, wandered far and wide, and really got to know the city and its people. I fell in love with Amsterdam that trip. I’ve been back to visit Amsterdam every year since. The city is one of the most visited and backpacked in Europe. And it’s filled with hundreds of…

Backpacking in Europe vs. Backpacking in Canada – Things to consider

Europe is the one of the most massive destinations in the world offering different countries to explore while you’re there. Depending on how much time you need to travel and the amount of places you want to explore, backpacking isn’t always cheap. Whether you’re travelling alone or with friends, there are countless things to consider. Just like Europe, travelling in Canada isn’t exactly …

4 Incredible Canadian Hostels In The Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are absolutely beautiful and people who go to visit the area will be thrilled to know that there are four incredible Canadian hostels where they can stay during their vacation. These hostels are perfect for people who want to save money while on vacation and still have a wonderful place to stay with all of their favorite amenities. Here are four of my favourite Canadian Hostels in the Rocky Mountains: HI-Canmore Alpine Club…

HK Austin: The Best Hostel in Austin

Of all the things I’ve done in my travels, nothing holds a higher place in my heart than the month I spent on the Thai island of Ko Lipe in 2006. Lounging on beaches, snorkeling, and playing backgammon by day and eating fish and gazing at stars at night remains my version of The Beach. During those halcyon days on the island, my friends Paul and Jane …

How to deal with Bed Bugs Like a Champ

When you stay in hostels & hotels long enough, you will get bed bugs at some point. It’s just the way it is. No bed is immune to them. From the Ritz, to the budget hotels, to your local hostel. You can’t expect to share a bed with hundreds of travellers and be the lucky one who remains impervious to their nibbles. You might get them in the first week, the first month, or maybe a couple years. For me, it was 4 and a half rotations around …