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Guide To Hostels in Europe: Bunk Beds, Beer, and Breakfast

Hostels are possibly the best type of accommodation for backpacking in Europe. They’re inexpensive, they’re located in every European city, and they’re full of other young travelers. Competition between hostels has grown over the past 5-10 years, so the quality has risen considerably. Unfortunately, hostels are pretty uncommon in the US, so many Americans are totally clueless about them ... Read More

CouchSurfing: Tips for CouchSurfing in Europe

Want to truly experience the local culture, save money, and make friends all over the world? Then you should consider CouchSurfing. The couchsurfing scene has exploded over the past few years and it is hugely popular in Europe. The experience is more than just a free place to sleep, because when you couchsurf you get ... Read More

Guide To Short-Term Apartment Rental In Europe: A Great Way To Live Like A Local

Hostels are great but sometimes it is nice to get some privacy. If you want to change things up a bit, consider renting an apartment or flat in Europe. It is a great way to experience living like a local, and in some cases, it can save you money (especially if you’re traveling in a ... Read More

Hostel Etiquette: How To Make Friends And Not Be An Ass

My Midwestern roots make me hypersensitive to being polite. It is a sickness. I’ve been known to take my pack into the hallway so I won’t disturb others when I need to get something out while people are sleeping. There are many unwritten rules to hostel etiquette and after spending a few weeks in a ... Read More