After a bad streak of three run-ins with bed bugs within just a few months, I decided to assemble is a collection of things I learned about how to deal with these little suckers. They are masters of survival but human has
For years I had been booking my accommodation strictly via hostel websites (directly via links I found on Google maps and via the portals hostelbookers, hostelworld and Hostelling International's own hihostels.com). Then, last summer I was approached by Booking.com to write
After one year of traveling through Italy--from Rome to Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily in the South to Tuscany and North--it is time to share with you my ultimate tips of how to navigate the country without your own car. Rome2Rio To me,
Ah, the glam of solo travel! Sunday was yet another Valentine's Day I spent as a single. I was sitting in a nice bungalow on a hill in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by a dozen dogs, binging on romantic movies
The standard safety pin -- patented in 1849 by American mechanic Walter Hunt -- is one of my favorite gadgets. Here are three uses for it that you might not have thought of:
Earlier this week I gave you tips on how to prepare for your first long distance walk and how to sustain the hike. I hope I was able to inspire you to at last give it a try. In case
Unfortunately, I never had the foresight to enroll in French lessons at school . Since my early years of schooling took place during the GDR era , Russian was my first language. In seventh grade I picked up English. However,
Doing it the smart way I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my smart phone. However, before the trip I had decided that Africa wasn't the right continent for a device with a touch screen and a battery that could barely survive for one day. I had also decided that getting a travel SIM would connect me to friends and family regardless of where I was. How wrong I was!