The DO’s and DON’Ts of Couchsurfing

Maybe you’ve crashed at a friend’s place for the weekend or have woken up, bleary-eyed,  in some unknown person’s bed. The best travel memories always involve befriending locals who take your tourist ass to the neighborhood bar, drag you to the hottest club and end up offering you their couch … Continue Reading →

“Budget” European airlines – scam?

When I lived in Europe, I discovered the joys of Ryanair and Easyjet airlines. These European budget carriers put their American counterparts, like Southwest, to shame. Not only do they offer ridiculously cheap fares but they also fly to most areas in the region. Both carriers keep their overhead (and … Continue Reading →

Booking a RTW ticket (a.k.a. The eternal stuggle)

I’m not gonna lie. Booking an around-the-world airplane ticket is a bitch. There are tons of questions – How do these tickets work? What are the rules? Cost? Can you change dates/countries? How long is it valid for? It’s enough to make you want to curl up in a fetal … Continue Reading →

Broke as a joke

As I’m still living the unemployed life, I have rediscovered the lost art of frugality. How does one with loads of free time entertain themselves cheaply in a city as pricey as San Francisco? Continue Reading →