Update: Couchsurfing has completely changed its business model and, sadly, CouchSurfing now essentially sucks. The following post applied to the way CouchSurfing used to be. As evidenced by the variety of beds I find myself waking up in around the world, I am a fan of waking up on other people's
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,
Almost 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Sweden's Lappland, there exists a hotel made entirely out of frozen water. It is known simply as ICEHOTEL (why the all capital letters, I do not know). For as little as 1250 Swedish krona (SEK) (~$195), or as much as 13,500 SEK
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"
From what I have seen thus far every most homes/apartments in Rio de Janeiro are equipped with what can only be described as slave quarters. The room in question measures somewhere between a refrigerator and a walk-in closet accompanied by an attached bathroom (essentially a shower stall with a
Recently a long and complicated string of unfortunate events took place in this Brazilian life of mine, and so I have constructed this visual approximation to help with everyone's understanding: Don't understand? I got kicked out of my apartment (because the owner loves his girlfriend more
After deciding where to travel to, one must decide where to reside in their city/area/place of temporary residence. As we all should know by now (even those of you who aren't very "tech-savvy" (and if you still use this expression, then you can likely be described by it; although with each passing