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Category: Accommodation

Jul 07 2014

Stay in a Traditional Portuguese Village Near Lisbon

During a recent short trip to Sintra, in Portugal, I was fortunate enough to stay in a 300 year old village called Aldeia Mata Pequena.  It’s about a 30 minute drive from Lisbon and is located within the protected area of a nearby extinct volcano, Penedo do Lexim. I had been given some information about the village, …

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Mar 17 2014

Accommodation Review: GowithOh! Berlin

If you’ve been following me on any of my social media channels, you will know that I was in Berlin for a few days.  It was my second time to the city and I was there, once again, for ITB, a travel trade show.  It was also my second time staying in a holiday rental …

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Dec 09 2013

My Stay at a Hostel in Liverpool: Review of @hoaxliverpool

I was heading up to Manchester at the end of November to see one of my cousins.  While I was up that way, I really wanted to visit Liverpool this time because I had never been.  While in Liverpool, I stayed in a hostel that opened this year. Bedroom When I stay in a hostel, …

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Nov 18 2013

My First #Housetripping Experience in London

As I have previously mentioned on more than one occasion, I stay in all sorts of accommodation when I travel but the main types tend to be hostels, homestays, and holiday rentals (a room or flat). For the World Travel Market, I was fortunate enough to have a room in a holiday rental flat that …

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Oct 02 2012

Hostels Are Not ‘Youth’ Hostels

hostel, porto, portugal

When I decided to travel the world, I had never stayed in a hostel.  I had always thought that it would be uncomfortable and I was not interested in sharing a room or facilities with people I didn’t know.  In addition, I really didn’t think that staying in a hostel was an option for an …

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Sep 25 2012

Living Like A Local

couchsurfing, living like a local, feeling like a local

As I mentioned in my previous post, accommodation can be more than just a place to stay.  One of the things I enjoy is living like a local or getting as near to it as possible.  By that I mean staying in people’s homes, which can be with or without them there. I have stayed …

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