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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

Mercè Barceló never expected to own a hotel. At university she studied philology, which qualified her to teach English and German. For years she tutored private language students until, in 2006,...

Traditional Catalonian beakfast at 700 year-old Can Dionis farm in northeast Spain

I could see the question on the faces of the owners of Agroturisme Sant Dionis, a 700-year old farm that has been converted into a homestay in Catalonia, Spain as we...

Full kitchen was the nicest feature of our Wimdu apartment in Girona, Spain

By the time I finally arrived in Spain from Lanai, Hawaii, I’d flown on five different planes, ridden in a taxi between La Guardia and JFK airports in New York City,...

Owner Joey shows off Bangkok Tree House restaurant with elevated glass "nests" in the background

There’s a kitschy movie playing in the lobby of Lub-d Silom Hostel, George of the Jungle. The antics of the apes and toucan are making me laugh, but also reminding me...

My spotless double room at Lub-d Silom in Bangkok

Let me just say it…I love hostels! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate luxurious resorts like Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo and upscale hotels like the Eau Palm Beach in Florida too,...

My room at the Inkaterra overlooked lush gardens where tropical birds flitted

I crossed a footbridge over a small tributary of the Vilcanota River and pierced an invisible veil. Leaving behind the sad little town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, devoid of trees and...