Why You Should Travel Slow

Why You Should Travel Slow

There is something meaningful about the saying, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” As a traveler, I am always happy to get to the next destination, but the I believe the true excitement happens in the act of getting to there. By traveling slowly we can experience the journey instead of just sightseeing. When most people travel, they travel at a fast pace. Trying to see as much as possible in a short amount of time, because,...

How to spend 24 hours in Amsterdam

How to Spend 24 Hours in Amsterdam

We sped down the tracks looking out the train window as my travel companion and I were headed to Amsterdam. I couldn’t take my eyes away from the emerald countryside of the fields and little farm houses that surrounded us. Once we arrived, we stored our baggage in the train station lockers to take a quick look around because our host wouldn’t be home until 1 pm. It was nine in the morning and we had been traveling since 5...

Exploring London for Free

Affordable Adventures: London

I love London! It is such a huge and diverse city with so many awesome things to enjoy and a heartbeat unlike any other city in the world. It’s a place of history, culture, art, fashion, and technology. Initially, I intended to stay a few days but I found myself extending my stay because of all the fun activities it has to offer. With the pound being such a strong currency it makes everything very expensive for a traveler on a budget....

Traveling Solo

Traveling Solo: Here’s Why you Should

When I started my trip on September 1st, I had my a full backpack, plane ticket and my best friend from college traveling with me. We had lived together through out college and we knew that traveling together would be easy for the both of us. We trusted each other we had similar interests in where we wanted to go and what we felt like doing and we just knew how to have fun together. These are all important things...

Sleeping in Europe- Types of Accommodations

Sleeping in Europe: Types of Accommodations

Types of Accommodations: Hotels– Staying in hotels are nice but they can be very costly. Yes, they are generally clean and have some services that hostels don’t, but the prices vary from €50 – €200 per night. Hostels– are ideal for the traveler wishing to save money. Depending on where you stay you can pay as little as $10 per night and sleep in a comfortable room with 4-10 other travelers.  The best hostels are filled with bars, pool tables, ping...