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Hostel Review: Hostal Antigua

In Central America, Guatemala, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

From the infamous party hostel, Jungle Party Hostal, to the eco-friendly, Home Earth Lodge, backpackers have a huge range of hostels to choose from in the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Hostal Antigua is either of those hostels. During my travels through Guatemala during winter 2016, I stayed at two different hostels. I loved my stay at El Hostal and …

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8 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala by Katelyn3 Comments

Most backpackers and travelers skip Guatemala City and head straight to the colonial city of Antigua. With its cobblestone streets, colorful and often decaying buildings, leafy plazas, and surrounding volcanos, how can you not spend a few days in Antigua? Whether you only spend 48 hours or several months, there are tons of things to do in Antigua, Guatemala. Located …

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Should You Hold a Koala Bear in Australia?

In Australia, Queensland by Katelyn4 Comments

Next to the kangaroo, koala bears are probably the most recognized animal in Australia. They are cute, furry little animals that spend most of their days sleeping in trees. I mean, how cute is the little guy above?! There are plenty of souvenirs that you can bring home from Australia, but the most iconic seem to be a picture of …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: February 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn1 Comment

My year in Australia is quickly coming to an end. During February, I finished up my 15 weeks working on the horse farm and began my travels up the East Coast of Australia. It was a bittersweet month as I was truly sad to leave the horse farm but excited to return to my nomadic life on the road. Even …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: January 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

As a child, I remember summer vacation lasting forever, but as an adult, a month is gone with just the snap of my fingers. 2016 came and went in a flash of passport stamps, currencies, and sleepless nights. I welcomed 2017 in with a few strangers I met at my hostel at some cheap club in Newcastle, Australia. Personally, I …

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All-American Fun in Arlington, Texas

In Texas, United States by Katelyn3 Comments

It doesn’t get more all-American than the city of Arlington, Texas. Home to General Motors, Six Flags, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys, Arlington is known as the American Dream City. This small city of nearly 400,000 residents is home to diverse neighborhoods with world-class educational institutions, iconic sports venues, and heaps of fun stuff to do only 20 …

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How to Survive Hostels in 10 Easy Steps

In Hostel Reviews, Travel Tips by Katelyn0 Comments

For many people, the word “hostel” instills fear. Visions of the movie Taken flash across people’s eyes, especially Americans since we don’t have a strong hostel culture in our country. But, hostels are a great place for people of all ages. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, hostels are where you’re going to spend most of your sleeping hours. …