Hostels: de-bunking myths, and why you should stay in one!

I have stayed in hostels throughout Europe and have created countless extraordinary memories within my dorm walls, and yet, even uttering the word 'hostel' seems to send a wave of disgust across people's faces. Often, the first questions I'm asked are about the safety and cleanliness of hostel travel. Maybe it's those Taken movies (which …

How to Avoid Being ~that~ Tourist on Maui

That tourist.  We've all witnessed cringey tourists doing cringey things while on vacation - and if you haven't...well, maybe you are that tourist.  Just kidding. But seriously, there are some places where showing up without doing research on the place you're visiting can lead to unintentional destruction to the environment, accidentally disrespecting native culture, or just being …