About Me

My photo
After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

Traveling during the "shoulder" season.

October 21, 2014

The "shoulder" season is the perod of time right before or right after the tourist season. Benefits are that it is always less crowded and less expensive. Usually the weather is also good for travel or even better such as in Europe when the masses descend in the heat of summer. Europe is much bettter in Spring or Fall with cooler temperatures. I have been rewarded traveling through Eastern Europe with magnificent weather and almost no one in the dorms. On 2 occasions I have had the dorm to myself. Nothing like a private room for only $12.