New Orleans is famous, or is that infamous, being a bit different. The only way to experience such a kooky city is to find accommodation that is equally cool. That is why we chose The Quisby. Part-hostel, part-boutique hotel and part-y spot. Here is our full review of The Quisby.
Philadephia, in USA’s Pennsylvania, is chock full of history and is famous worldwide for its cheesesteaks. Turns out there is so much to do in Philadelphia! Somehow, we had never hopped on a bus from our many visits to New York to explore. With a friend’s wedding a short drive away in Maryland, we decided… Continue reading A Bed in Philadelphia – Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Review
Tel Aviv is not a cheap city to visit so finding a great room at a great price is the best way to ensure you have a great time! During our visit to Tel Aviv, Israel, we took a room in The Spot Hostel for three nights. This is our full Spot Hostel review.
Jerusalem has a hidden gem amidst its accommodation offerings. In June 2019, we were lucky enough to stay at the YMCA Three Arches Hotel.
Tofo Beach (Praia de Tofo) is the lively heart of Mozambique’s casual tourism scene. From the town’s crescent of golden sand you can dive, surf and search for whale sharks (and even whales in the right season). Visiting Tofo Beah gives you not only some very cool experiences but some cool bragging rights too. During… Continue reading A Bed in Tofo Beach – Mozambeat Motel Review
If you are visiting Tofo Beach (Praia de Tofo) in Mozambique, chances are you have come for the beach. Sure, you could lie and bake on the sand all day, but if you really want to make the most of this wonderfully laid-back retreat, you’ll need to slip below the waves. We decided to do… Continue reading A Bed in Tofo Beach – Liquid Dive Adventures Review
“Ladies and Gentleman of Mad Monkey Boracay, there are free shots at the bar. Let’s go!” So echoes the call that pierces the air every hour while the bar is open at Mad Monkey Boracay. And what a welcome call it is for the budget traveller. It is just one of the things that makes… Continue reading A Bed in Boracay – Mad Monkey Boracay Hostel Review
If you are travelling to El Nido in the Philippines, you will probably end up staying in Buena Suerte, otherwise known as El Nido town. That’s where we based ourselves, and found the quirky spot, El Gordo’s Action Adventures Guesthouse.
Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think
Browsing through Airbnb, curious to see what was available in Peru’s Sacred Valley, I came across something very special. A capsule hotel in Peru. Mr Fluskey and I were travelling to Peru on honeymoon and I knew straight away that we HAD to book Skylodge Adventure Suites. Who wouldn’t want to hang off the edge… Continue reading Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru Review – A Cusco Cliff Hotel!
There are so many labels for people who travel; traveller, backpacker, flashpacker, tourist, holidaymaker… Thinking about it recently, going through these options, I have come to the conclusion that the I’ve developed into a flashpacker. So how did I come to my realisation, here are the reasons why:
It takes photos, it sends messages, it can even keep you entertained with little birds who seem a little disgruntled but the following apps for backpackers will help turn your smartphone into a powerful tool for travel too.