Staying at the Siauliai Hotel in Siauliai, Lithuania

My backpacking in Lithuania adventures continued north towards the Latvia border. After exploring the bars and sights of Kaunas, the crazy self proclaimed Republic of Uzupis and the capital city Vilnius, I got a bus up to Siauliai. Siauliai is pronounced “Shough Lay” (use the “ough” sounds from the word “bough” or “Slough”). Siauliai is Read more about Staying at the Siauliai Hotel in Siauliai, Lithuania[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Cepelini and Gira in Forto Dvaras, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania is awesome. That’s your starting point. Now you want to try the local food, meet the people, learn the history, cross the border into the Republic of Uzupis and be the only backpacker in Siauliai. Well you can, and quite comfortably. Lithuania asks for nothing from you, but leaves you with it’s soul. “I’ll Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Cepelini and Gira in Forto Dvaras, Vilnius, Lithuania[…]

The Difference Between Luxury Resorts and Villa Resorts

When it comes to traveling the world, Southeast Asia is a definite hot spot, with Indonesia as a destination on the rise. According to Styling You, while prepping for an Indonesian vacation may take a little more pre-planning than may seem usual, the amazing culture, excellent activities and breathtaking sights make this one of the Read more about The Difference Between Luxury Resorts and Villa Resorts[…]

Backpacking in the States: My Return to New York City

So I’m still playing catch up on my crazy journeys over the last year and you might have read that I made it back to the USA for the first time in 7 years when I flew from San Jose in Costa Rica back into Atlanta, Georgia. I had a great time in Atlanta including Read more about Backpacking in the States: My Return to New York City[…]

A Backpacking Tour Of North America’s Natural Wonders

Alternative Ways to Experience the Niagara Falls, Canada

Well good old Canada may have provided the inspiration for this website’s title (Don’t Stop Living was stolen from a High School Wall in Toronto back in 2001), but I haven’t been kind on blog posts about Canada, so here’s a post on the incredible Niagara Falls which is one of the Top 3 waterfalls Read more about Alternative Ways to Experience the Niagara Falls, Canada[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 8 Bars in Brasov, Romania

While backpacking in Romania I jaunted quite a bit around the country as well as my side trip to Moldova and Transnistria. I ended up spending a couple of nights in the town of Brasov, which I loved. Brasov is in Transylvania and only a few hours from Bucharest by train. I based myself in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 8 Bars in Brasov, Romania[…]

Backpacking in Finland: Top 8 Sights in Helsinki

Most people arrive into Finland first to the capital city Helsinki, which is well connected by rail, boat and plane to other countries. Personally I arrived from Tallinn in Estonia, by ferry and it was time for a crazy reunion with Sofia and Karoliina – two Finnish girls who I partied with in Sydney, Australia Read more about Backpacking in Finland: Top 8 Sights in Helsinki[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Where to Print Flight Tickets in London, England

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials haven’t featured on here for a while. It’s not that I don’t have any new ones (I’ve a list of 100 to write!), it’s a case of there’s so much more to write about from my last few years of travel, so they’ll have to wait until travel slows down a notch. Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Where to Print Flight Tickets in London, England[…]