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Top 5 Ways To Ch-Ravel (Cheaply Travel…get it?)

1- Throw privacy, caution, and fornication to the wind and stay in a hostel. You may have to stay (alone) in one tiny twin bed in a room with six other people…but it will be for under 30 bucks a night.

2- Refuse to check luggage and forcibly squeeze all of your belongings in a carry-on case. Traveling in the summer makes this humanly possible…extra points for losing weight and buying smaller clothes.

3- Build character by buying the cheap seats. Ya know, the ones where you stand for most of the six hour train ride. Been There/Done That.

4- Flirt like you’ve never flirted before. Seriously—instant 75% off all food and drinks. Married? Just divide and conquer.

5- Dine and ditch. Kidding!! But do take your food to go…you save major bucks on tipping & food is often cheaper as takeout abroad (weird, right?). Plus, what’s more romantic than sharing a crêpe within plain sight of La Tour Eiffel…

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Top 5 Ways You Know You’ve Made It

1- You take taxis whenever the feeling strikes. Don’t feeling like walking in sub-zero temps to the closest L train? Hail a cab! Not in the mood to stare at a stranger’s crotch on a packed subway ride? You don’t have to! Oh how I dream of this day…

2- You no longer stress over the tip/service ratio. Did she REALLY deserve 25% for that mediocre service? After all, those extra two bucks could buy you a morning coffee next week…but what if someone is watching? Scheisse.

3- You never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever have to stay in a hostel again. Suc-cess!!

4- You shop in a posh food market. Notice how I didn’t say grocery store? Organic lollipops for all!

5- You own a Burberry trench.  **Note: This is my own personal yard stick of progress.

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