My Travels

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Going somewhere I’ve been?
Read on for recommended lodgings.

If you’re planning your own trip and you’re interested in any of the places I’ve stayed and liked over the years, I’ve listed them here. (Bad places have been omitted; Not-so-good places listed with a caveat). Unless noted, most of these are in hip locations, either good for one on foot, or near public transit. Oh, and if you haven’t joined AirBnB yet? Get on that.



The Ace, (Downtown) Los Angeles, CA
929 South Broadway // Los Angeles, CA 90015
Boutique Hotel

The Ace, Palm Springs, CA
701 E Palm Canyon Dr // Palm Springs, CA 92264
Boutique Hotel
[My experience]

Adelaide Hostel, San Francisco CA
5 Isadora Duncan Ln // San Francisco, CA 94102-1220
(415) 359-1915

Hotel Normandie, (Koreatown) Los Angeles, CA
605 S Normandie Ave // Los Angeles, CA 90005
Boutique Hotel

The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA
100 Madonna Road // San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
One-Of-A-Kind Inn/Hotel
[My experience]

The Saguaro Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
1800 East Palm Canyon Drive // Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-1711
Boutique Hotel
[My experience]


Mulberry Cottage, Denver, CO
LoHi Neighborhood, address released with AirBnB booking.
[My experience]


Inn at St. John, Portland ME
939 Congress Street // Portland, ME 04102
(207) 773-6481
**Note: Not in close walking distance–good if you have a car rented


Club Quarters, Boston MA
161 Devonshire Street // Boston, MA 02110
(617) 357-6400
Full-Service Hotel


The Moonrise, Saint Louis, MO
6177 Delmar In The Loop // St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 721-1111
Boutique Hotel


Boutique Hotel
The Ace, Portland, OR
1022 SW Stark St // Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2277
[My experience]

Peaceful Retreat
, Portland, OR
NE Portland, Address released with AirBnB booking
[My experience]


Vacation Home
Huyze Anna, Bruges
Schouwvegerstraat 13
Bruges, Belgium
[My experience]


Charmant 30m2 Au Coeur de Paris
Le Marais (3rd Arrondisment)
Address released with AirBnB booking
Paris, France

Hostel Blue Planet, Paris
5, rue Hector Malot
12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
**Caveat: Not 100% recommended per se; full of noisy youngsters, but if you can only afford a hostel, this one has proved dependable on two separate occasions, is in a good neighborhood, and very close to a major train & metro station.


Zewener Hof, Trier-Zewen
Kant Strasse 4
54294 Trier-Zewen
**Note: 7km and across the river from Trier proper; good for those with a rental car.


Hotel Beauty
, Rome
Via Napoleone III (3rd floor)
Rome, Italy 00185


Saharan Expedition
Auberge Kasbah Bivouac LaHamda, Merzouga (Sahara desert)
GPS: N 31 13 036 / W 003 58 750
**Note: Take a bus to Rissani; call and they will pick you up.


Bright Penthouse La Latina
La Latina (City Central)
Address released with AirBnB booking
Madrid, Spain

Backpacker’s Hotel/Hostel
Hostal Facundo
, Tarifa
Batalla del Salado, 47
11380 Tarifa, Spain

United Kingdom

Modern King’s Cross St Pancras Flat
Address released with AirBnB booking
London, England


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