Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

Category: Destinations

Adventures from WorldWideMike: Ireland

I had planned on leaving Saturday, but the angry ghost of Christopher Columbus again made things difficult for me. America West cancelled our 1130 Chicago flight (the one I was going to leave on). Which meant we sent all our passengers over to Southwest (my backup) overselling them. Our next flight wasn’t until 4:30 pm, […]

Leipzig-Germany’s treasure

As you all know, I went to Germany and wondered around Germany and I discovered a town called Leipzig. Feeling inspired by it I wrote a little article/guide-hope you enjoy it. Leipzig-Germanys treasure By Ben Albright When people think of Leipzig the image of red brick and a formerly red government come to mind. Surely […]

Hostel Beds in Europe Are Getting Scarce…

Word from a couple of TravelPUNK backpackers, currently traveling through Europe, is that hostel beds are extemely low (see thread on our message boards Severe scarcity of beds in England right now!). If fact, one of our TravelPUNKS is currently traveling in London and couldn’t extend his stay at the hostel he was staying at […]

They Met On Our Message Boards. Now They’re Married!

I’m going to say this again and again and again until it’s ingrained into your minds- traveling is LIFE ALTERING. Not only the actual traveling part of it, but the juices that start flowing inside of you as you MENTALLY commit to it and start preparing and researching it. A new window of positivity and […]

What MOST people Don’t Know About Backpacking

So this question was recently asked on our forums to help educate the people that have never gone backpacking. The responses we got were great and they came from “seasoned” travelers, so rest assured that this insight is top of the line. Rather than give them to you in my words, I will share some […]

Dirty Secrets About Hotel Glasses

My brother emailed this to me so I thought that I would pass it on to all you TPunks. Next time you stay at a hotel, motel, b&b, hostel, etc…watch out for those shiny happy glasses. As you’re about to see, these cleaning ladies take pride in their jobs. Guhhh-nasty! =(

“Try Not. Do…or, Do Not!” Lessons From Yoda…

So many people never realize their travel goals simply because they always “try” and never “do.” Watch this video and maybe Yoda’s wisdom from 1977 can convince you to ELIMINATE any form of “try” from your vocabulary. So, if you find yourself constantly putting off your travel plans, it is most likely because you keep […]

Why Book A Hostel In Advance?

Imagine yourself walking for hours and hours with a 30lb plus backpack strapped to your sweaty back in search of a hostel with a vacancy, let alone a vacancy that meets your standards or requirements. You’re hot, sweaty, tired, and frustrated that you didn’t book ahead of time and now you’re spending your precious site […]