An Updated Guide to Successful Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing, no doubt, is a fantastic platform. It not only helps you save money on accommodations during your travels, but also allows you to meet very special people with unique lifestyles and philosophies. Yet using it can still be a challenge for beginners.

Packing Secrets: Travel Light, Travel Long

I’ve been often asked: “How do you manage to travel for months with just one small backpack?” Indeed, how? Is that some kind of a mystical craft – or rather a matter of attitude? Truth is, packing is but a skill to learn and refine. Here’s my look at the issue.

Taglit/Birthright: A Gift From Israel

Throughout this blog I’ve mentioned various locations, programs and activities; however, they all cost me something, as little as it could be. The program I just returned from is 99,9% free – all you have to do is find some Jewish heritage.

Railay Bay: A Treasure Well-Preserved

Railay bay is one of the most famous scenic places in Krabi provence of Thailand. The main attraction is nature, which is full of karstic rocks sticking out of the sea, and picturesque limestone cliffs. It’s not an island, but the only way to get there is from Aonang or Krabi town by longtail boat.

Shopping In New York: Music Stores

It might seem weird that I’m talking music stores here, but do you know how difficult it is to find a perfect one that has just what the doctor ordered? New York City knows stuff about music, and has a lot to offer to a music geek.

Shopping In New York: Clothes, Shoes, Etc

If you had a week in New York, you could spend this entire time shopping. Works likewise with two weeks, or a month. Popping into a store in NYC is simply dangerous – that’s how it all starts! Here’s a little guide to help you navigate in the sea of the city’s best shops.

Couchsurfing Attitude: It’s A Bit Like An Arranged Marriage

I personally love Couchsurfing. It’s a great resource for budget travelers or just people who want an insider’s perspective on a new place. You get to spend a few nights at someone’s place for free, and plus a chance to meet some truly outstanding people. But it may also feel weird for newcomers, as well…

Travel, Failure, And The Lessons They Teach Us

You know, travel is kind of awful. Everyone telling you the opposite is certainly paid by some secret service. These endless lines at the airport, annoying security, constant delays! Heavy luggage and packing headache! Lost baggage, found baggage, damaged baggage!

On Being Adventurous, Not Stupid

A few days ago… What to begin with? People, don’t be stupid. Don’t be like me. Don’t book tickets to Budapest while your passport is at the US Embassy and the flight is in less than two weeks…