Where to Stay in Palermo Sicily: Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

My Bed in the Mandorla Room at Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

After a hectic week in Berlin, I needed some downtime in Sicily.  I was exhausted and desperate for a good nights’ sleep, so found a little bed and breakfast to spend a quiet three nights in Palermo Sicily. Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms was perfect for what I needed, so if you are wondering where to stay in […]

Where to Stay in Tayrona National Park: Accommodation in Parque Tayrona Colombia

Tayrona National Park Beach - Where to Stay in Tayrona National Park: Accommodation in Parque Tayrona Colombia

Tayrona National Park in Colombia is an incredible place.  In Spanish, it is known as Parque Tayrona or Parque Nacional Tayrona, and it was one of my favourite places to visit when I was backpacking in Colombia.  Although it is possible to visit Tayrona National Park on a day trip, the best way to experience […]

Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Keep your Airbnb Clean & Tidy - Airbnb Guest Etiquette

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but if it is your first time using Airbnb you may be wondering how to use Airbnb properly and be looking for some tips for getting started with Airbnb.  Look no further!  I’ve designed […]

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Whalebone Arch in Whitby - The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby Review

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay […]

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Private room at the Wombat's Vienna Naschmarket - Staying in a hostel for the first time

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While […]

Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

Post Hostel Prague - Reception Area

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel […]

Where to Stay in Leeds: A Review of the Art Hostel Leeds

Cool Street Art on Kirkgate, close to the Art Hostel Leeds

I went to university in Leeds, and lived in the city for about ten years before I started my nomadic, wandering lifestyle.  When I come back to visit, as I frequently do, I usually stay with friends, but this time I fancied a change.  When I was looking for Leeds budget hotels and hostels, I […]

Are Guide Books dead?

Are Guide Books Dead? We still love flicking through the pages of a good book

As you are reading this article from my blog, I am glad you chose to research more into your travels than simply buying a guide book.  Travel blogs, review sites and social media have opened up a whole new world of travel planning resources that weren’t available ten, or even five years ago.  So, does […]

11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

hostels are awesome

I feel like I’ve been bashing hostels lately; from sharing some horrible hostel nightmares to drawing up a list of unwritten rules for hostel etiquette for those who stay in a hostel for the first time.  However, it is not all bad!  I feel I now have to tell the other side of the story and […]