What is the best travel resource?

Do you follow a zillion travel blogs for inspiration? Do you prefer the eye appealing Pinspiration? Are you a trip advisor kind of traveller? Or do you prefer trusted guides on paper? Or do you go on full service tours and excursions that take the research out of it? I’m sure most people, like me,…

Hostel vs. Hotel: The Debate

Searching for lodging is one of the most important parts of traveling, as where you stay can make or break your trip.  Being too far from city center or not getting enough sleep due to noisy neighbors leads to unnecessary frustration (at least for me!).  Over the past year, our travels in Europe have brought…

A Different Kind of Castle

In the quest for day and weekend trips in and around the Lake District, I recently found myself in Lancaster, a university town easily accessible by train. This town is definitely worth a visit, as it is home to a university, a unique castle, a cathedral, brewery and memorial. Luckily for us, when we arrived…

Packing for Beginners (Namely Me)

A few weekend breaks of traveling Europe and I have not yet perfected my packing scheme, but I’ve learned a lot.  (I’ve learned that when you don’t have a dryer you really have to plan ahead, or you won’t be able to bring the clothes you wanted to…) A must have is a travel backpack. …