Where to stay in Jerusalem: Abraham Hostel

When it comes to hostels, I tend to think bigger isn’t better. Why? Well, in my experience, the more people crammed into hostels, the more chances of loud, obnoxiousness (although those travelers can be found everywhere, regardless), and a less safe vibe. Before arriving to Israel, I had planned on staying at Abraham Hostel, despiteContinue reading “Where to stay in Jerusalem: Abraham Hostel”

Budget digs in Tel Aviv: Gordon Inn

Gordon Inn, from the outside, is quite easy to miss. It’s just off of the major Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, and aside from a sign at the entrance and a little balcony, people can walk right by it. I did. However, while it may seem almost invisible from the outside, the inside ofContinue reading “Budget digs in Tel Aviv: Gordon Inn”

Rejuvenation at Breeze Spa

Joy, my massage therapist, rolls the hot rocks gently over the back of my legs, sending a jolt of electricity through my body. I’m laying, face down, staring at a bowl full of flowers, breathing the aromatic scent of lavendar and other essential oils, as she slowly works the stones into my muscles, using themContinue reading “Rejuvenation at Breeze Spa”

Ahh, Amari

I have a checklist for what constitutes my version of paradise: 1. A gorgeous location 2. Something gorgeous to view 3. Someplace gorgeous to stay 4. The ability to tune out the real world and relish all of the gorgeous Amari Palm Reef in Koh Samui is one example of my paradise. Located in theContinue reading “Ahh, Amari”

Life is a dream at Dream Hotel

For someone that has only stayed in one hotel in Bangkok, and no idea where anything is, deciding on a hotel to find in the massive city can be … oh … just a┬átad overwhelming. So, I simply go to Agoda to research hotels. Given that this trip to BKK — and my escaping ChiangContinue reading “Life is a dream at Dream Hotel”