As evidenced from the variety of beds I find myself waking up in around the world, I am a fan of waking up on other people's couches (floors, pool tables, and/or (spare) beds). But how do I come to be on these couches in the first place? Surely I'm not simply breaking into random apartments in a
I typically don't give much heed to the means by which I travel; so long as I make it from A to B, I am satisfied (except for that one time). And I generally don't like airplanes (manned flight is nothing short of sorcery). Despite Japan's being connected by an incredible railway system, the
Many people think that because I travel, it somehow means that I have some vast reserve of gold hidden away in the mountains (which is why I had to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, duh). Alas, my trusty treasure trove fails to support the lavish habits of many travelers and vacation-goers - namely,
Hostels are great for all types of travelers. They range from grungy party-centric frat houses to family-friendly homes complete with childcare. Finding the "best" hostel can be a trying task. Does "best" translate to nicest? Cleanest? Most fun? Most centrally located? To most travelers, "best"
HUZAA! It's trip time! That's the sound of your bank when you take yourself to another country. Few things can complicate your financial position abroad like being showered in bank fees (except maybe a good old-fashioned mugging), but fortunately workarounds to this blatant robbery committed
Everyone seems to have their own way about it, and to everyone's credit, some of their strategies are probably very useful. I am not here to say that what I propose is better than what you and others have been doing all along (yes, I am). My only wish is to save you a bit of money on the journey to