Why a Holiday Cottage Beats a Hotel Every Time

English cottage

hen holidaying in Britain, I will always choose to stay in a holiday cottage over anything else. British city-centre hotels offer you a mundane, standardised snapshot of this great region. A chain hotel-room in Glasgow will offer you the exact same experience as a room in Southampton. To really get the feel of what makes […]

Hostel Living 101

Dorm bed in a Reykjavik hostel

ourteen years after I spent my first night sleeping in a youth hostel in Amsterdam, I continue to spend a good portion of my year staying in them. I’ve experienced hostel living as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed college grad, and a persnickety 35-year old with lower back pain. As normal as living out of a backpack, […]