Gibraltar has always intrigued me. It is a British Territory only six square kilometers in size on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. The Rock of Gibraltar is a landmark of the region and easy to see from Spain. Incredibly, almost 30,000 people live in the small area making it one of the …

After spending two weeks road tripping through Scotland with my parents, I was eager to get back into the backpacking scene and independently explore Belfast. Upon arrival, I found my way to the Global Village Hostel, a wonderful hostel that I would highly recommend to anyone. It is owned and operated by a very …

We drove from Oban to Portree, on the Isle of Skye, and my parents dropped me off at the Portree Independent Hostel. Perhaps I had just grown used to the niceties of bed and breakfasts, but I found the Portree Independent hostel to be very basic and my room had a terrible sweaty sock …