22nd Jan

Couchsurfing Part 2: Your New Home Away from Home

We were already exhausted when we sat on the steps of Piazza Repubblica and waited for our Couchsurfing host. We had been awake for 23 hours. The relief of a warm bed was a short drive away. But we had no idea what our host had in store for us. As we soon found out, […]

19th Jan

Couchsurfing Part 1: A World of Culture in Your Home

Our first couchsurfer could have taken everything we owned, and our friends simply would have laughed. He was a stranger. We knew him only through what he posted online, a profile that’s as easy to forge as large denomination wampum. His credentials seemed too perfect. 25 years old. Graduated from the top engineering school in […]

16th Jan

Our Top 5 Hostels in Europe

As budget travelers, we’re always looking for the best accommodation at the best price. Our travels around Europe included a mix of Couchsurfing and hostels through Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. Hostels are EVERYWHERE in Europe, and sometimes it’s hard to decide which one to choose. To help make your […]

01st Jan

Our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Normally we celebrate New Year’s Eve with a huge party in New Jersey (to which you are all invited next year). But this year we’re not home, so we partied near Tel Aviv, Israel. We got to thinking, what are our resolutions for 2014? Here’s what the new year has in store for us.