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Review: Green Tortoise Hostel (Seattle)

I’ve written before about staying in hostels as a less-expensive, more enveloping option to travel housing, but the Green Tortoise in Seattle warrants its own review. 526 more words

How to Survive a Week in Alice Springs in the Height of Summer

“It’ll be hot up there.”

Sue told me, sweat already dripping down my back on that fine 36 degree Adelaide morning.

“You won’t have the sea breeze to cool you down.” 5,349 more words


Kia Ora: A Warm Welcome in New Zealand

January 13th 2016: Rotorua, New Zealand

I arrive in my dorm to the warmest of welcomes from Tone, a half-Maori guy who makes Base hostel his home during the working week.  204 more words


Adventures at the HI:Santa Monica

The spooky mist that had shrouded the palm trees upon our arrival into LA had disappeared by the time we woke up the following morning, luckily. 1,810 more words


A Hostel Situation

I lived nearly 38 years of my life before ever stepping foot into a hostel, and to be honest I feel a bit robbed.

For the uninitiated, a hostel is budget lodging for travelers. 623 more words


24 Hours in Copenhagen (Budget Edition)

After a week in Sweden, I decided to return to London via Copenhagen- partly because it was cheaper, (strange but true fact)- and partly because it seemed like a way more fun idea than just going straight home. 1,504 more words


Review: Hosteling Int'l (Seattle)

This hostel was my first experience hostelling during an August 2014 week-long trip to Seattle, so when I returned in 2015, it was an easy and comfortable place to pick for my first night back in town. 324 more words