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.

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!

A-Advice: Amsterdam

In these few days I really fell in love with Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful historic city with great culture and infrastructure, friendly people, and awesome food. I’m glad the destiny shoved me here for more than just a few days. And as becoming a local is my favorite pastime – putting myrself into people’s shoes…

Treasure Hunting of Travel, or How to Get Them Good Prices

My friends, as soon as I tell them about some upcoming adventures, always shake their heads. Hearing about my travel plans, people for some reason assume I’m a millionaire or something. But seriously, you don’t need that much money to travel the world. I’ll share my own treasure hunting experience – flights, places to stay,…