One of the best and most affordable ways to book accommodation in Europe

Once upon a time, hostels were the most affordable accommodation in Europe. And if you’re travelling solo, they usually still are. But if you’re traveling with even one other person, let alone more, hostels might not be the cheapest and they almost certainly won’t be the best value you’ll find anymore. We’ve found private apartments, rented through…

An American in Belgrade, Serbia

During the 1990’s horrible things transpired in the former nation of Yugoslavia, bringing devastation not seen on European soil in decades. The country experienced civil war as old rivalries over land and religion stirred ethnic violence. The end result was a bombing campaign by the USA and its allies on the former Yugoslavian capital of…

An Anniversary at the Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland

This past March, Bell and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary at the lovely Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland. The beautifully preserved Victorian mansion is a stark contrast from today’s cookie cutter hotels, while still providing a luxurious stay at a surprisingly affordable price. Their offseason rate of €80 ($90 US) per night, including…

Hotel recommendation in Seville, Spain – Hotel Simon

Where to stay in a city can be difficult to decide. Cost, location and cleanliness (no bed bugs please!!) are important considerations. We were recently looking for a hotel recommendation in Seville, Spain, and the splendid Hotel Simon was recommended to us by a colleague. We probably would not have picked this for ourselves off a…