When You Hit the Roomie Jackpot.

Our three days in Dubrovnik deserve their own post, but so do our roomies for those three nights. Because we hit the roommate jackpot, haha. Typically, if we stay in a shared hostel room, we’ll choose the all-female dorms. This is especially true if the hostel has a name for being party central. Nothing at all against guys–we usually get along better with them anyways–but … Continue reading When You Hit the Roomie Jackpot.

Eating Our Feelings in Barcelona.

Last night Jess actually said, “I hate travelling”. Keep in mind this is the same Jess that thinks it’s a bad year if she “only gets on two trips”. The bitterness probably had to do with the impending goodbyes. Let’s recap. Remember those two Australian brothers we met last May while waiting for a train to Cinque Terre? We saw one of them, Adam, when … Continue reading Eating Our Feelings in Barcelona.

A Guide to Falling Asleep on a Cold Aircraft.

Step 1: Don’t leave all your warm layers in your checked baggage. If you follow this step, you can stop reading this post right now. Step 2: Cover up all areas of exposed skin, such as ankles and wrists. This may require stretching sweater sleeves and pulling socks up to unfashionable heights. If you can also cover up your entire face, by all means go … Continue reading A Guide to Falling Asleep on a Cold Aircraft.

Backpacking & Footwear Problems.

This is by no means a complaint–I absolutely LOVE traveling with just a single backpack. (Remind me to write a post on how problematic a suitcase would have been getting to our accommodations in Cinque Terre).  My biggest struggle when packing my backpack revolves around footwear.  You basically only get to bring a single pair of shoes. That’s it. ONE pair. I usually have room … Continue reading Backpacking & Footwear Problems.

Europe 2013: Say what you will about McDonald’s. But it saved our backpacking butts.

All of our lives, McDonald’s has basically had a bad rep.  One could probably lump most of the fast food chains into the same bad rep pool, but since McDonald’s is the most popular, I guess it has the worst name.  Movies like “Supersize Me” probably didn’t help matters much. Before the trip to Europe, I only ever went to McDonald’s for the coffee.  (I admit it, … Continue reading Europe 2013: Say what you will about McDonald’s. But it saved our backpacking butts.