Getting Stuck in Vegas (or, Adventures at the Tod Motor Motel)

Getting Stuck in Vegas (or, Adventures at the Tod Motor Motel)

After staying for three days at The Excalibur, which FYI is a gigantic and fantastically tacky castle-themed hotel and casino at one end of the South Las Vegas Boulevard, the plan was to venture in the vague direction of the Grand Canyon and continue from there, moving onwards across America in a joyous semi-pioneering fashion. [...]

How to Live it Up in Vegas (Even If You’re Not a High-Roller) 

How to Live it Up in Vegas (Even If You’re Not a High-Roller) 

Las Vegas is both hilarious and insanely amazing...GOOD. LORD!  If I had to write a tag line for this city it would be 'like Disneyland for gamblers and alcoholics.' And although I wouldn't describe myself as either of those it was to my own astonishment that I was fully in my element when we arrived [...]

A casual review of the HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

A casual review of the HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

After a very brief stay in the HI Downtown San Francisco branch, we decided it was about time we upped sticks and moved on...to a different, cheaper hostel, in the very same city. Also part of the Hostelling International family, because as we had payed for membership we decided we might as well make use [...]