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My stay at The Hostello, the only hostel in Verona

Are you looking for an affordable place to stay in Verona? Apart from Airbnb, your options for budget lodging in the city are rather limited. That is, there’s only one hostel in Verona. But don’t despair, The Hostello is a terrific boutique hostel and a great base to explore Verona from. Location The Hostello is located […]

Staying at Atlas Pension in Karterados, Santorini

As soon as my flight to Santorini was booked, I started to search for places to stay. I had a couple of important criteria that had to be met. Although there are a number of cheap hostels on Santorini, I really wanted to stay in a private room. Also, I was looking for an affordable, […]

Getting naked at a European spa

This post is meant to be funny. It’s also extremely personal and deals with a sensitive subject matter: nudity. More specifically, me getting naked at a European spa. I’m blushing now just typing this sentence…Why then would I share such a private story? Perhaps something similar happened to you and you can relate. Amen to […]

One night at Snuffel Hostel in Bruges

After dog sitting an extremely cute but high maintenance beagle, I was in need of a mini break. I just wanted to get away for one night and Bruges was the perfect place. Although, if you have more time, definitely stay two or three nights. Anyway, I decided to spend my one night in Bruges […]

My stay at the Travel Hostel in Český Krumlov

If you pick hostels solely based on their locations, it doesn’t get much better than the Travel Hostel in Český Krumlov. Located right in the heart of this picturesque town, the Travel Hostel is only minutes away on foot from the main square and the castle. But there’s much more to this hostel than its […]

10 reasons why Ostello Bello Grande Milan is one of the best hostels

It’s so rare to find a hostel that goes out of its way to make you feel welcome and cram as such value as they can into your stay. Ostello Bello Grande in Milan went that extra mile and beyond. Not only is this hostel hip and stylish, it also gives you so many freebies. […]

Visiting the Empire State Building: Day vs Night

The Empire State Building is one of the top, if not the first, attraction that comes to mind when I think about New York City. I’ve travelled to the city twice now and both times I’ve visited the Empire State Building. Back in 2016, I visited the building during the day. It was packed full […]

Staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco

I feel like the Green Tortoise Hostel is an institution in San Francisco. For decades it’s provided travellers with a great place to stay in the city’s historic North Beach neighbourhood. I couldn’t wait to stay here and I’m happy to report that the hostel didn’t disappoint. Checking in You can pay for your stay […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 3

Getting up at sunrise, we prepared our last breakfast together, scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese, and a fresh fruit salad. After everything was cleaned and packed away, we hit the road and had some fun on our way to the first stop of the day, Tuolumne Meadows. Going ‘Wild’ in Tuolumne Meadows Let me […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 2

The second day of my Yosemite National Park adventure with Green Tortoise started early, around 06h00 when Steve woke us up with tea and coffee. Breakfast was made-from-scratch buckwheat pancakes served with fresh blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream. A three-hour drive took us to the first stop of the day, the Mono Basin. If you […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 1

As soon as my flight to San Francisco was booked, my search to find the best Yosemite National Park tour started. I soon realised that, yes, you can take a day of the park. But where’s the fun in that? I knew Yosemite was going to be spectacular, and spending only a few hours inside […]

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