Packing list, travel, gear, what should I pack, packing for vacation, packing for a year of travel, RTW packing list, The North Face, Patagonia, Clothing, Shopping for vacation, Sea to Summit, Kelty, iPad, Quicksilver, Under Armor, Columbia Clothing, Eagle Creek, Packing Cubes, Osprey Packs, Macbook Air, Canon G15, Arcteryx, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia R2, Canon Cameras, Salomon Synapse, Chacos,
2.0

GEAR REVIEW: OSPREY FARPOINT 55 BACKPACK

I really like that my Osprey Farpoint 55 backpack is panel loading with a single, locking zipper. Unfortunately that’s all I like about it and it failed to make my revised round-the-world packing list. A...
Salomon Synapse Hiking Shoes, Hiking, Shoes, Gear Review, Salomon, running shoes, best shoes for travel, best shoes for active travel,
4.5

GEAR REVIEW: SALOMON SYNAPSE HIKING SHOES

Besides picking a good backpack, selecting the right shoes was probably the most important decision I needed to make when shopping for this year-long trip. Thankfully, unlike my backpack selection, I was...
Bazpackers Hostel
4.4

BAZPACKERS HOSTEL IN INVERNESS

Bazpackers Hostel is the first hostel we've stayed in where we booked it in person instead of online. It was located next to the Inverness Student Hostel in Scotland where we had spent one night. It proved to...
Inverness Student Hostel
3.1

INVERNESS STUDENT HOSTEL IN SCOTLAND

It was difficult to return to a hostel dorm room in Inverness after being spoiled at friends' cottages in the north tip of Scotland. We only had to stay for just one night at the Inverness Student Hostel...
The Lake District, Lake District, hiking, walking, walking holiday, England, hiking in England, walking the Lake District, what to see in England, Travel, Canon 5D Mark III, Helvellyn, YHA Hostel, Greenside, Greenside Lead Mine, Lower Man, climb Helvellyn,
4.2

YHA HELVELLYN IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

We chose to stay at YHA Helvellyn during our time in the Lake District and we chose right! This hostel is tucked away in the old Greenside Lead Mine area a mile from the village of Glenridding where we...
Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus Salzburg Hostel
4.0

STADTALM NATURFREUNDEHAUS IN SALZBURG

After exploring the town of Salzburg and touring the fortress, my friend Rachel and I hiked onto the top of the hill overlooking the town to find our hostel, Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus. When we came to it we...
Eliassen Rorbuer
4.0

ELIASSEN RORBUER IN LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Norway has a reputation of being one of the most expensive countries in the world. When we wanted to pay a visit to Lofoten Islands in the northern remote part of Norway, it was difficult to make the decision...
Piter Stay Hostel , Saint Petersburg, Where to Stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Visiting Russia, Hostel, Travel,
4.0

PITERSTAY HOSTEL IN ST. PETERSBURG

Piterstay Hostel is the place to be for a budget stay in the tourist-crowded city of Saint Petersburg. Just around the block from main sights such as the Hermitage and the Church of Savior on Spilled Blood,...
Dresden, Germany, Where to stay in Germany, Where to stay in Dresden, Kangaroo-Stop Hostel, Kangaroo Stop, Saxon Switzerland, Travel, Hostel, Hostel Review,
4.3

KANGAROO-STOP IN DRESDEN

While staying with friends in Berlin, I decided to escape the city for a couple of days, (as it was my hosts' wedding anniversary that same week). After a little research online, I caught a bus to Dresden and...
Bodo Hostel, Norway, Where to stay in Bodo, ferry to Lofoten Islands, Ferry to moskenes, Visit Norway
3.7

BODO HOSTEL IN NORWAY

Britnee and I parted ways in Bodo, Norway, one evening as she flew onto Belgium and I awaited my flight to Berlin the following day. So I settled in at the Bodo Hostel for a comfortable stay while my poor wife...
Bananas Hostel, Russia, Where to stay in Moscow, Hostel Review, Hostel, Moscow,
3.5

BANANAS HOSTEL IN MOSCOW

We arrived at the Bananas Hostel tired and weary after canceling our other disappointing accommodation in Moscow. Right on our arrival we were happy to be there and glad to have made the switch. This place...
Hostel in Moscow, Where to Stay in Moscow, Russian Dream Hostel, Hostel Review, Moscow,
2.2

RUSSIAN DREAM HOTEL IN MOSCOW

Well it sure sounded nice, but our stay at the Russian Dream Hotel in Moscow turned into a nightmare that we're still trying to sort out. Certain necessities, (like air conditioning when it's crazy hot...
Pilgrim Hostel - Vladimir, Russia
4.0

PILGRIM HOSTEL IN VLADIMIR

On the way to Moscow along the Trans-Mongolian we made a short stop to Vladimir, which at one time was the ancient capital of Russia. The small city didn't seem to have many hostel options, so we booked with...