Tag Archives: Budget Travel

Your Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Eastern Europe

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Updated: 4 December 2022 I often hear from travelers who want to backpack all over Europe, which is awesome. However, I am also a “slow” traveler in my heart and soul. While Europe is home to excellent train connections and affordable flights, I don’t like the idea of spending a huge deal of time on […]

Staying in Hostels as an Introvert. Can It Be Done?

staying in hostels as an introvert

Is staying in hostels as an introvert possible? Ohhhh, yeah, this is a loaded question, for sure. I especially see this same question popping up over and over again on popular travel forums – such as facebook groups and subreddits. It’s topic I’ve been wanting to address on this blog for awhile. It’s important for […]

Your Ultimate Guide to Camping on Vancouver Island

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Ready to go camping on Vancouver Island? You picked an excellent choice for your upcoming outdoor trip! I rave about Canada on this blog all the time. Personally, I think Canada is one of the best destinations for solo female travelers. And Canada’s natural beauty? Is second to none. Photo fail to do it justice. Oh, as […]

The Essential Packing List for Backpacking Europe

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It’s summer, folks! Meaning the crowds are ready for an adventure across Europe. They’re seeing ancient sites, learning both art and history inside the walls of world class museums, dancing at music festivals, and eating spectacular foods. Lovely, huh? A “Backpacking Europe” packing list is crucial to a trip’s success. As we all know, backpacking Europe […]

Are Hostels Safe? Yes, Yes, and Yes.

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Believe it or not, I get asked this question about hostels and safety a lot. Way too much, actually! I especially hear the “eek, hostels, really?!” from people who (surprise) don’t travel all that much – mostly fellow Americans who I encounter in my daily life. My people, my people, you are missing out on a […]