There's nowhere in the world quite like Paris, France. “Paris is not a city; it’s a world,” said King Francis I. And oh, how right he was! Seeing Paris is seeing an entire world of possibilities, centuries of architecture and culture. It’s a … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Paris for the First Time (& Where Not To Stay)
As budget travelers, we prefer to save on accommodation so that we can afford to splurge on food, drinks, and unique experiences. Read our favorite accommodation reviews here!
Catalan cuisine, neo-Gothic architecture, sandy beaches, rugged mountains, and a colorful history. Did we mention Catalan cuisine? Barcelona, Spain has every reason to be high on the list for travel bucket lists. The city is a blend of … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Barcelona (& Where NOT to)
Rolling vineyards. Centuries-old oak trees. Hot springs. Paso Robles, California is one of our absolute favorite places in California, and the perfect spot for a weekend getaway! Paso Robles’ name means "The Pass of the Oaks" and that sums up the … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Paso Robles, California: 10 Stunning Hotels and Vacation Rentals
It's no secret that Jeremy and I love Minca, Colombia, a tiny town perched up in the Sierra Nevada mountains overlooking Santa Marta on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. We've been back to visit multiple times (Lia: 3x, Jeremy: 2x, and … [Read more...] about The Best Minca Hostel: Casa Loma in Minca, Colombia
25 Hours Hotel is a carnival themed boutique hotel in the heart of Vienna, Austria. Located in the Museum Quarter, near the Rathaus and Old Town, the location can’t be beat. The rooftop bar is a local favorite hangout, and a restaurant on site serves … [Read more...] about 25 Hours Hotel Review, The Best Boutique Hotel in Vienna
As budget travelers, we always look for a good hostel in each destination we visit. This is particularly true in Europe, where even budget backpacking can be pricey. Hostels are the answer to our budget traveler dreams: the price and amenities can’t … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget: Hostel Ruthensteiner
We live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is just 4 hours away from one of the most stunning, jaw-dropping, and downright awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world: Yosemite National Park. With its soaring granite cliffs, gushing waterfalls, and … [Read more...] about Where to Stay Near Yosemite National Park (by Park Entrance)
Weekend trips are like the travel fairy godmother’s answer to living in the San Francisco Bay Area. From anywhere near San Francisco, you can hop in a car on Friday night and drive for a few hours to absolutely anything you could possibly want: beach … [Read more...] about 12 Off-Beat Places to Stay Near San Francisco (on a budget)
We spent a month backpacking through Colombia, from Cartagena to Minca to Medellin to San Gil to Salento to Bogota (ahem - and as you can see by my subtle link hints, we've written quite a bit about backpacking in … [Read more...] about Best Hostels in Colombia: Where to Stay … & Where NOT to Stay!
There are many different kinds of hostels: some hostels feel like college dorms; some feel like futuristic pod-homes; some feel like mountain sanctuaries; a few even feel a bit like hostel summer camp. Every budget traveler has their favorite "type" … [Read more...] about The Best Hostel in Antwerp, Belgium
2020 Update: Unfortunately, La Serrana Hostel has closed its doors and is no longer open! It's still one of our favorite places that we're ever stayed at and we're sad that other travelers won't be able to experience the magic of La Serrana as we … [Read more...] about Hostel Review: La Serrana Hostel in Salento, Colombia