If you are travelling on a tight budget and looking for inexpensive food and lodging, with an opportunity to meet travelers from all over the world, I recommend hosteling. Here are some of the hostels I have been to:
Luxembourg City Hostel – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I can’t remember the name of the hostel where my friends and I stayed, so here’s an Amsterdam sampler:
The Bauhaus – Bruges, Belgium
The Melbourne – Denver, CO
The SnowMansion – Taos, NM
HI Anchorage – Anchorage, AK
Sacramento Hostel – Sacramento, CA
I-25 North to downtown Cheyenne, where I stopped for lunch. From there it was back to the interstate and US-18 into South Dakota.
Brad and I entered northwest Wyoming on US-89, then followed Grand Loop Road through Yellowstone – the world’s first national park. We saw a bear walking in the wilderness, elk grazing near the Visitors Center, Yellowstone River, a waterfall, and numerous geysers (including Old Faithful).
We left Yellowstone on US-191 toward Grand Teton National Park, then US-14. We travelled the Tetons at night during a heavy rainstorm, so our only sightseeing at this point was of headlights and windshield wipers.
Leslie and I ate lunch near the banks of the Mississippi River then crossed into Wisconsin on I-94. Highlights:
* US-21 showed us small towns and dairy farms.
* We drove through Appleton, where Houdini lived as a young boy from 1878-1882.
* We came to a historical site marking a small cabin where Laura Ingalls and her family briefly lived (while her dad Charles was between jobs).