Hostel Happy Days Roma in Rome, Italy – A Review

I stayed in Hostel Happy Days during the “Artists Abroad Trip” of 2013 and really had an enjoyable experience. So much so that I thought I’d sit down and write a review on the place. Happy Days Roma Hostel First off, … Continued

Do You Need To Know a Foreign Language for International Travel?

  Do you need to know a foreign language when traveling internationally? This is a question that plagued my mind for months leading up to my first trip overseas. I knew virtually nothing in Spanish, French, German or Italian other than … Continued

Extreme Budget Travel In Europe

Extreme budget travel. It’s just what it sounds like. It’s definitely not for everyone, or even most people for that matter. Before you decide to set out to travel as a true vagabond, know what you’re getting yourself into. You’ll be sleeping … Continued

Free Inner-City Transportation In Europe

    This tip comes to you by way of innocent-accident-turned-purposeful-deviance. I noticed people getting on and off of the buses in Geneva without paying anything, just walking on and sitting down. So I thought- hey, free buses! I’d used … Continued

Hitchhiking in Europe: My Interesting Story, and What You Should/Shouldn't Do

    This travel tip / story comes to you from the “Artists Abroad Trip” of summer ’13. I was traveling with two friends–Aaron and Corey–on an extremely budgeted trip around the world.   Just the thought of hitchhiking can … Continued

The Key To Happiness: Being An Optimist In Any Situation

    I’m naturally a very happy person. When I say “naturally,” I suppose it’s not 100% true, but it feels natural. It’s just the way I think about things in general whether it’s handling bad news or dealing with stress. (Although … Continued

Keep Yourself and Your Fellow Ramblers Happy: A Guide to Road Trips

      As most people who know me are aware, I’ve done more than my fair share of rambling across the United States from coast to coast, sometimes for months living in tents or vehicles. I’ve been pissed off … Continued

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