Over the past year and a half i’ve never worried much where i would lay my head, sleep coming easy to me and fate always finding me in a safe spot. My mother used to say id be asleep before we crossed the tracks (we had a rail line running through town you had to cross to get anywhere it seemed) and to this day i can be in a peaceful state of slumber before the flight attendant finishes pointing out the exits!
When I’m not resting on the kindness of my amazing friends, working off my accommodations in someones guest room, or hunkering into to my mummy-bag and tent i do have the occasional good fortune to stay some nights in glorious comfort and beauty. I’ve had the misfortune of a few dumps, but the scenic view, a delicious meal or an unexpected opportunity always seem to make it worth it. From comfy couches, to peaceful convents, from restless hostels to questionable work-stays, from quaint secluded cottages to luxurious urban flats….. It all comes down to keeping safe, keeping flexible, and finding the positive in every situation (no matter how cold the water or uncomfortable the bed)!
Yesterday I discovered a recommendation I submitted made the cut for The Solo Travelers Accommodation Guide for 2014. A well deserved stamp of approval for The Hideout Hostel located in Dingle Ireland. This prompted me to invite you to go visit my “Must Stay’s” Page, as it is in the side menu of RucksackFoodie.com and most visitors to the blog tend not to notice. I also highly recommend bookmarking or downloading the Solo Travelers Accommodation Guide, which was crowd sourced from experienced travelers and loaded with safe, comfortable and affordable spots across the globe to rest your weary feet.
Over these travels i have tried HelpX.com with varied results, Couchsurfing.com with great results but it takes alot of fishing to find the right fit, and just old fashioned networking from friends and acquaintances which is always the best! Thanks to all who have been hospitable and helpful and i hope to pay it forward if not back someday soon!
Check back often to RucksackFoodie.com’s “Must Stay’s” page of recomendations and enjoy a few pics below of some of the memorable and wonderful places i’ve rested my head …..