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…

Haters Gonna Hate: The Awkward Expat Conversations 

Since moving to the UK, my American ness has been mostly meet with amusement or curiosity. I explain to a lot of people that I’m from about halfway between New York and Boston, because no one has heard of Connecticut ( kind of like no one in the U.S. has heard of Cumbria. ) I…