View of the castle.
Although I am now the avid budget traveler, I have been fortunate enough to do some not-so-budget trips as well. One of the most unforgettable travel excursions must have been my one night stay at the Hotel auf der Wartburg, near Eisenach, Germany.
Early morning fog surrounds one of the . . . → Read More: Hotel auf der Wartburg – step back in time, even if just for a night.
Drinking obnoxiously large beers at the off-the-beaten path destination: Burg Gnandstein.
In the summer of 2006 I organized a trip for myself and three friends to take a big tour of Germany. At about two weeks in length, the budget for the trip was approximately $2000 per person (including a $620 flight). For this . . . → Read More: Germany – the two week tour of cities, castles, mountains, beer, and food!
Address: The Stargate Hotel, 00185 Rome, Via Palestro, 88
Phone: (+39) 06/4457164
For our four nights in Rome, we picked the Stargate Hotel as our accommodation of choice. Our room (a private room, ensuite) was well-priced, clean, located close to the main train station, and came complete with sheets, towels, and a small . . . → Read More: The Stargate Hotel (Rome, Italy), a quick review
Couchsurfing (both a verb and a noun!) is the act of hosting/being hosted for free in a new world-wide effort to increase cultural understanding among like-minded travelers. You might be thinking, well…that sounds great, but where do I find these people? Couchsurfing.org of course!
1) Is it safe? The answer to this is a resounding . . . → Read More: Couchsurfing – possibly the coolest travel website ever created. Ever!
The Palace Hostel (Vienna, Austria)
Hostels seem to have a love/hate relationship with the American psyche. Just the word seems to provoke a heated response in 99% of individuals (thanks, in part, to Hollywood production studios). As such, the goal of this blog post is to try and move people from Team Hate Hostel . . . → Read More: Debunking the myth – hostel horrors (and lack thereof)