Using your iPhone Traveling Through Europe

  I realize smartphone may not be the right term to use here as the whole phone element may be basically removed. You’ll be surprised how easy it is surviving with your phone in airplane mode and still be astounded by what it can do to enhance your trip. So if you’re willing to dedicate […]


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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Europe

Everyone has heard horror stories about pick pockets stealing wallets and valuables off an unsuspecting tourist. You’ll surely run into a fellow traveler in a hostel that has had something stolen by one.  It’s important to know that you don’t have to be terrified every second and go to extreme measures to avoid pick pockets. […]

All about booking hostels

If you’ve never been on a backpacking journey, you’re probably nervous about how you’ll be able to find a bed for the night. There’s also some tricks to finding accommodation when you may think there is none and easy ways to save a buck or two. I’ll share the ways I’ve been able to travel […]

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Lisbon Destination Hostel

Hostel life isn’t like the horror movies

  Hostels aren’t all sketchy dimly lit, poorly furnished, smelly collections of beds in a small closet like you may imagine. Hostels are safe these days and I have yet to sleep in one fearing I’ll wake up missing one of my kidneys. Hostel life isn’t only for teenagers on a gap year after high […]

Getting Around in the City with Public Transport

Unless you enjoy casually partaking in solo marathons on a daily basis, you’re going to have to use public transport to get around the cities you’re staying in. Here’s a quick post to prepare you for what to expect when taking public transport to get around European cities.            

Barcelona Metro Train

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Europe Tourist Scams and How To Avoid Them

Not everyone is out to get you when you’re out of your element; However, there are some less than trustworthy individuals who will seize the opportunity to exploit a tourist they will never see again. Thankfully many of the Europe tourist scams are similar and easy to recognize once you know the setup. The following […]

Pub Crawls

Don’t be worried about not having friends to go out with if you’re travelling alone.  You’ll always find fellow travellers in your hostel looking to go out and party any night of the week. One surefire way to hit up a handful of pubs/clubs with a group of fun loving travellers like yourself is a […]

Drinking and Hostel life

One of the things most of the young readers are going to be looking forward to the most is the amazing nightlife in Europe. The drinking ages, club hours, and vibe of the patrons will certainly differ from what you’re used to back home. I’ll give you a little preview of what to expect and […]

Why traveling alone is the best way

If you’re considering traveling thousands of miles away from home and living out of your backpack, the first thing many people will ask you is why you’re not going with someone else. I’ll tell you why I wouldn’t travel any other way and why you should travel solo.

Always have extra money available by hiding cash or an extra credit card in your shoe. It could come in handy if you were to lose your backpack.

5 Travel Safety Tips You Might Not Think Of

Yes, you probably know know the obvious tips to keep yourself safe anywhere, if you didn’t you’d probably wander into the street randomly and not make it this far into your life.  But here’s a quick list that can be immensely helpful and keep you from being in a very vulnerable situation abroad.

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