I’m going to paraphrase Thoreau here… rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth. Why do we travel? Why do we go to new places, immerse ourselves into adventures and talk to new people? Why do we feel the need to get out … more »
Steinhart Hotel San Francisco: where style meets comfort
We stay in hotels most days of the year. Yet, it’s not that often that we check into a place where we feel immediately at home, making us not want to leave. Steinhart Hotel in San Francisco is an apart-hotel member of Personality Hotels, a chain that includes 6 … more »
Floating over the Arizona desert with Rainbow Ryders
It was an early start for us, the day that we got up to go ride a balloon in Phoenix, thanks to Rainbow Ryders. When we left our hostel, it was still dark and for once, the temperature outside was actually pleasant! We took our car and got onto the … more »
CamelBackpackers in Phoenix: not your typical hostel!
Before you cross the door at CamelBackpackers, forget about any pre-conceived idea of “hostel” that you might have. Leaving that concept outside, you’ll come into CamelBackpackers Hostel, to realize this place is way cooler than most hostels out there! What makes CamelBackpackers special? The fact that, more than a business, … more »
Abineau Lodge: a B&B in the Arizona woods
While planning our visit to the iconic Grand Canyon, we decided to stay a couple of days in the not so far away town of Flagstaff. Even though we arrived at night, it didn’t take much time for us to realize that Flagstaff and the area around it is more … more »
Absinthe: outrageous fun in Las Vegas!
Leave all shyness, up-tightness and prejudice at home… and welcome to Absinthe! This is, quite probably, one of the most outrageously funny shows out there. And of course, it had to happen in Las Vegas! How can you mix stand up comedy, acrobatics, circus, erotic dances, aerial displays, music, … more »
USA Hostels Hollywood – The Backpackers Walk of Fame!
If you thought staying in the heart of Hollywood on a backpacker’s budget is not an option, think again! USA Hostels Hollywood offers accommodation in dorms and private rooms aimed at budget travelers, steps away from the Walk of Fame and the major tourist attractions in the area. You’re … more »
Salty Dreams at Luna Salada Hotel
There are certain experiences that are unique to a given place in the world. Staying at a hotel made of salt is something that screams “Salar de Uyuni… Bolivia!” out loud. That’s why when we finally made it to the largest salt flat on earth, we couldn’t pass on the … more »
Sleeping with a good cause at Ninos Hotel in Cusco
This hotel offers a perfect (and extremely rare) combination of lovely place to stay at, while contributing to a great social cause. I’d be happy to stay here considering the proceeds of every stay go towards an organization called The Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation that deals with unprivileged local kids. But … more »
Eco Inn Puno: a room with a view to Lake Titicaca
The city of Puno, in Peru, in one of the most popular points of departure to explore Lake Titicaca. Nestled up high in the Andes, this lake is shared between Peru and Bolivia, and it’s the biggest in South America. Not surprisingly, being at the shore of the lake and … more »