I had to repeat this post only because I think it is so important to restate. For those that missed it, I broke down the costs of my hostel stays vs. a 3 star hotel in the same city on my round the world trip.
I spoke with Jim, the writer of “The Hostel Handbook” mentioned in the article. Largely a European phenomenon, more hostels are coming to America. For the large cities, these could be a major boon for budget travelers who don’t want the high prices. Hostels are not just for long term travel.
Helpful tips, including the best days to fly and how to fly in business/first class at discounted rates.
A woman gets sick abroad and she has travel insurance. But the insurance company claims that she has a pre-existing condition that she did not tell them about. When you get travel insurance, don’t give the policy issuer an out. Tell them of any serious pre-existing condition.
Many more stories about needing medical attention when travel and the use or lack of medical travel insurance.
Some people are saying it is now or never with their travel plans. Airlines are cutting capacity to keep flights full and raises prices. Folks are not only pulling kids out of school for short trips, but long term travel.
GAP Adventures is sponsoring an internship in their offices in Toronto. If you’re interested, apply and good luck.
An account of backpacking up Thorong La, a passage in the Himalayas that reaches over 3 miles (5.4km) high into the sky.
It’s not all it is cracked up to be. I know alot of people who will never go to Hawaii again, people who think that Las Vegas is tacky and over hyped. You certainly can’t please everyone.
For me the ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico were really disappointing. I thought they would be these huge magnificent structures. They were far from it for me. I know many have said the same about Stonehenge.
Don’t be so overjoyed about the airlines cutting prices. They are always looking to take it out of your wallet in some way. First it was the box meals on flights that started at $5 and now go to $7. Now choosing your seat and other parts of a standard airline flight ‘experience’ are going to quantified with a price.
Another competition, this time for a Flip HD camera. I bought one a few months ago and have been generally happy with it. Remember the days when a ‘personal’ video camera was so big you had to support it on your shoulder? Those days are long gone.
I talked about $5000 charges for an iPhone user in a previous post when they traveled. Here is a guide to prevent that exact situation from happening.