Crazy Travel Stories #13: That One Time I Got Bed Bugs in Switzerland…

I haven't written a "Crazy Travel Story" post in a while, and I wanted to share this one with you. This is a follow-up (of sorts) to the last story I published, as this one occurred just a few months after the first. Plus, it's actually been six years around this time of year that … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #13: That One Time I Got Bed Bugs in Switzerland…

Destination: Nîmes, France

Despite its small size, Nîmes is a southern French city that's absolutely steeped in history. It's been dubbed the "French Rome," as it's home to a notable Roman-styled arena and the small temple Maison Carrée. Another fun fact is that denim originated in Nîmes, as its etymology de Nîmes ("from Nîmes") soon became the word "denim." Incredible to believe … Continue reading Destination: Nîmes, France

Crazy Travel Stories #6: That One Time I Stayed with a Creep in Marseille…

As I've written in previous posts, I've done my fair share of Couchsurfing with plenty of hosts from all over Europe. While most of them have been fine, I've had a few interesting, even weird experiences, with a few of them. I've told you about one of my bizarre stays in Toulouse, and in this … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #6: That One Time I Stayed with a Creep in Marseille…

Crazy Travel Stories #4: That One Time I Stayed with a Crazy Couchsurfer…

Since extensively traveling Europe in 2015, I've accumulated plenty of experiences from staying in free accommodations, namely through Couchsurfing. I've already detailed the merits and drawbacks to it in a previous post, but I didn't share with you some of the bizarre, hilarious, and just downright uncomfortable situations I've had through this site. The time … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #4: That One Time I Stayed with a Crazy Couchsurfer…

To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?

...that's the question. Especially for many of us travelers, it can be difficult to find accommodation in a new city or country. Hotels might be ridiculously expensive or hostels just don't exist (particularly in small towns). It's not just a matter of getting to your destination safely, but also having a roof over your head … Continue reading To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?