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Canalside after dark. Photo courtesy of St. Christopher's Inns Canal in Paris

Finding reasonably priced accommodations in Paris can always be a challenge. Fortunately, a few months ago I discovered St. Christopher’s Inns in Barcelona, which immediately became one of my favorite hostels...

Common area by day, Belushi's Bar by night

The smiling faces behind the front desk at St Christopher’s Inns hostel in Barcelona, Spain were a welcome sight after my bad experience with Equity Point Hostels the previous week. Their...

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,...

Some people have itchy fingers. I have itchy travel feet. Since returning from my six-month round-the-world (RTW) trip in 2007 I’ve continued to travel in the U.S., staying on the road...

“On mountaintop. Great view. On a small Caribbean island. Pineapple and wax apple farm. Building in construction. I live with my 3 kids. 3 German Shepherds 1 Dobermann, in the unfinished...

It's always a good idea to check with the Department of State to learn about travel safety issues

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I am a fearless solo female traveler. The bad news is that I am a fearless female traveler. I used...