One of the most daunting ventures is designing your own travel itinerary. It can be challenging to figure out where to start and there is a reason why people pay travel agents to figure out everything for them. I have a particular methodology that works and as long as you follow it, it’s very easy. To make sense, I will provide examples of common cities and how to figure out if your travel plans are realistic and with the least amount of stress. Before we start, there are key things to understand before you start plotting:
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If you asked me years ago would I be interested in paying money to sleep in a room with strangers in bunk-beds, I would have said “Hell No”. Maybe it’s the American in me that immediately is suspicious of strangers especially people in a different country. Maybe it’s the constant reminder from people of the horror movie “Hostel”. Either way, my feelings about Hostels has changed significantly to the point where I prefer to stay in a Hostel. For those of you who have never stayed in a Hostel, here are some Pros and Cons.Read More
Octavian Alexandru Pitigoi is an video editor that I met online recently. His videos are beautiful, showing you a different look of the city and the people that live there. It feels like a natural look rather than a superficial view of a city that most people capture. I’m honored to have him featured in the Know Thy Traveler series.
Where you stay can sometimes make or break your vacation. It is common for people to look for the nearest and most affordable Hotel in a given city but there is a great alternative, AirBNB (www.airbnb.com).
You ever have that feeling of deja vu? I swear I have it every time I tell a friend that I’m going to Berlin and their response is inevitably “Again?”…yes AGAIN. I never have a chance to really explain in detail why I love Berlin and why I keep going back to this wonderful city. First let me state that I’m biased to Germany in general. I took an interest in the German language which led for me to meet native German speakers and to eventually go to Germany. Even with me being biased, I still have great reasons why Berlin should be somewhere on your shortlist if you’re planning to go to Europe.