I want to ‘Go with Oh’ to Venice

Venice Carnevale mask

When I travel in Europe, I stay in apartments. In fact, I wrote the post Why you should stay in an apartment instead of a hostel back in 2011 to convince my readers that apartments are the way to go. Not only are they “nicer” than hostels but they can be just as affordable too. That is [...]


Hostal Levante – Barcelona

Hostal Levante is a good place to stay with friends for a weekend trip to Barcelona. The hostel is in a good location, situated near shopping, Las Ramblas, and within walking distance to the harbor. I recommend renting an apartment versus staying in the hostel. When I went in 2010, the rate was 120 Euro [...]


Why You Should Stay in an Apartment Instead of a Hostel

After staying in this beautiful Audrey Hepburn themed apartment in Venice for Carnevale, I was hooked.  The rooms were clean, well-decorated and the location was perfect. And since we were traveling with a big group, the price was the same per person as a hostel! Lesson learned: If you’re traveling with a group of people, skip [...]