hostels

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such advice since I invest a...

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Cool Places to Stumble Across on the A.T.

Cool Places to Stumble Across on the A.T.

This is part one of an article that lists some points of interest you will encounter on your A.T. thru-hike. Part one takes you from Springer Mountain to Harper's Ferry,...

Feb 15, 2016 : Clarity
Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

You’ve finished your thru hike! Congratulations! Maybe you finished last week or last year or even 10 years ago, but regardless of the length of time it has been since...

Sep 23, 2014 : Sprinkles
What Are the Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

What Are the Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

To the uninitiated, a large room full of small, stacked beds populated by stinky people and their gear might not seem all that enticing. Don't be fooled. For thru-hikers and...

Apr 29, 2014 : Zach
Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are truly magical places. I'd heard that before. But you really have to experience it to understand it. I still cried a lot - I'm particularly weepy and homesick...

Mar 19, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)