Hotel Sparta in Athens
1.7

SPARTA TEAM HOTEL IN ATHENS

Sometimes going for the cheapest room in town isn't in the smartest idea. Sparta Team Hotel in Athens, Greece, was cost effective, but if we were to do it over again we'd pick to stay somewhere else. Private...
Pensione Ottaviano Hostel in Rome
2.6

PENSIONE OTTAVIANO HOSTEL IN ROME

We were in Rome for a few days and chose to stay at Pensione Ottaviano for its prime location near Vatican City. The location proved to be great, but unfortunately, the hostel was the first place we...
Hotel Viator - Paris, France
4.1

HOTEL VIATOR IN PARIS

Hotel Viator gave us the much needed relief from our Paris hostel experience. It provided a quiest atmosphere and a clean private room. It was also in an area of Paris that we hadn't explored yet, so it gave...
Blue Planet Hostel - Paris, France
2.8

BLUE PLANET HOSTEL IN PARIS

We had originally booked Blue Planet Hostel in Paris for six nights, but by the fourth night we opted out to stay in a private room at another hotel. Blue Planet Hostel had some inconveniences like only one...
High Street Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland
3.9

HIGH STREET HOSTEL IN EDINBURGH

When looking for hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland, we were drawn to High Street Hostel mainly because of its cool exterior. It has  an old-looking castle facade on the outside, and was fun and quirky on the...
Wayfarers Hostel in Penrith, England
4.8

WAYFARERS HOSTEL IN PENRITH

We chose to spend a night at Wayfarers Hostel in Penrith before heading to the Lake District. When we first arrived we didn't realize that staff weren't around in the early afternoon. There was a sign posted...
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, Antoni Gaudi, Gaudi, Roman Catholic Church,

ANTONI GAUDI’S SAGRADA FAMILIA

I'm ashamed to admit that I arrived in Barcelona with no idea who Antoni Gaudí was, only knowing that I had to visit that "crazy-looking cathedral" I'd seen pictures, (turns out it's actually a minor...
£1 Megabus from Paris to Barcelona

£1 MEGABUS: PARIS TO BARCELONA

Blimey! Outrageous! For just £1 each, Mark and I traveled 645 miles from Paris to Barcelona. How did we get such a great deal? It's called Megabus. While we were in Mongolia we met a young British couple...
Eiffel Tower, Paris

A DREAM COME TRUE TO SEE THE EIFFEL TOWER

I studied French in junior high and high school for a total of five years. I'm ashamed to say I don't remember much of it (Utah doesn't use French a lot.) A time it could've been useful would've been in Paris...
Versailles, Paris

PARIS PHOTO GALLERY

Six nights in Paris and so much to eat! We made stops at many of the stunning sights around the city including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and Versailles. But the...
Raclette

EATING RACLETTE IN PARIS

I was excited to return to Paris for my second visit for the wrong reason. I say wrong because as it turned out the food I was looking forward to enjoying was of Swiss origin. Raclette is a dish indigenous...
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RENTAL CAR DISASTER IN SCOTLAND

Upon our return to Kinlochbervie in northern Scotland, I sat outside my friend Kate’s house admiring a picture-perfect morning... heartbroken that I couldn’t enjoy the day as planned. Britnee and I had...
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SCOTLAND PHOTO GALLERY

An extended visit to Scotland, Mark's home country, where we were hosted by gracious family and friends from the northern coast to the southern borderlands. Over two weeks we listened to the debate over...