2015 in Review: A Video

I promise I will get to working on the remaining posts I have planned, including Spain, Germany, Prague, as well as a budget round up not only for the month of December, but for the entire time I’ve been traveling as well.  So get ready! But for now, I’ve thrown together a little ‘2015 in review’ video that sums up my travels for this past year. 2015 was the year Continue reading 2015 in Review: A Video

The cost of travel – September/October 2015 budget roundup

It has been quite some time since my last travel budget roundup!  But now that I’ve been traveling for the better part of a month and a half, and a new month is officially upon us, I thought it was time to share it once again. This travel budget won’t encompass all of September, just from the 23rd of the month, which is when I arrived in London.  I didn’t Continue reading The cost of travel – September/October 2015 budget roundup

My Worst Hostel Experience (so far)

I have to say, I’ve had pretty decent luck with hostels so far.  They aren’t the usual dingy hole-in-the-walls that they used to be, with a reputation for uncleanliness and lack of safety.  These days many hostels are making their way towards ’boutique hostels’, which are actually more like hotels. I’ve had hostels with free breakfast, privacy curtains, individual plugs and lamps for each bed, your own locker for your Continue reading My Worst Hostel Experience (so far)

5 Fun Free Things To Do In Brighton, England

After spending a week and a half house sitting near the South Downs, my wonderful hosts offered to drive me down to Brighton, a lovely little city on the south coast of England. While Brighton is quite the popular tourist area during the peak summer months, it was a bit more subdued in October (though there were still plenty of people about).  I was only there for 2 nights, but Continue reading 5 Fun Free Things To Do In Brighton, England

How to Save Money on Accommodation by House Sitting

When you travel long term like I have for the past year, and you don’t have any source of income, you need to get creative on how to save money. The most expensive part of traveling is definitely accommodation.  I stay in hostels for the most part, which definitely helps, but in places like London, or really just Western Europe in general, housing is still expensive.  A spot in an 12-18 Continue reading How to Save Money on Accommodation by House Sitting

Nerding Out UK Style: The Doctor Who Experience and Sherlocked Convention

Those of you who know me well (or many even those of you who don’t), know I’m a big ole’ nerd. If you read about my trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour near London, you figured it out real quick like. Needless to say, that’s surely not the only nerdy thing I did when I was touring around the UK this spring.  Because not only is it home to Continue reading Nerding Out UK Style: The Doctor Who Experience and Sherlocked Convention

The Making of Harry Potter: A Potterhead’s Mecca

Originally I was planning on doing a “Geeking out in the UK” post about all the nerdy things I got up to while across the pond, but I felt my trip to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the home of Harry Potter, was so fantastic it deserved it’s own post. For those of you who haven’t heard of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, it is located about an hour train ride north Continue reading The Making of Harry Potter: A Potterhead’s Mecca