Tag Archives: Couchsurfing

Budget Travel Guide: 5 Tips for Backpacking in Bordeaux

Selfie Backpacking Bordeaux on a Budget

France is not one of the cheaper countries to visit in Europe. If you’re on a budget, definitely avoid Paris and aim for one of the other gems. So far, my favorite is Bordeaux. If you end up backpacking in Bordeaux as I did, here are some tips to save you money. As always, the less you spend, the longer …

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Reminiscing on My First Day of Travel Abroad Without a Plan

Selfie at Big Ben #3

It’s been many years since my first day of travel, but still feels like yesterday. All I had was a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to London. Nothing else was planned. I only knew that I wanted to travel the world. Originally I planned to travel for 10 years and then reassess my life. It wasn’t long before that changed …

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My Unexpected Way-stop Spending a Day in Cluj, Romania

Madalina and I at Cluj Botanical Gardens

My day in Cluj came about almost by accident. I never had Cluj on my itinerary, and I had no idea what I would do if I spent a day there. Now that I have, I can give you an idea of what’s available…which isn’t a lot. Ending Up in Cluj Cluj is the second-largest city in Romania, after Bucharest …

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Journal Entry: My SNAFU With Couchsurfing in Cyprus

Couchsurfing in Cyprus

I love Couchsuring. It’s my favorite way to travel, and I’ve never had a problem with it. Until now. Here’s how I nearly got stranded Couchsurfing in Cyprus, and how I was saved. It’s been some time since I used the Couchsurfing website to find a host. I was hosting myself for three months in Chiang Mai, and then staying …

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