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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Instagram User: goddesslakshmi
via @BootsnAll - I have stayed in my fare share of hostels, some great and some that I left wondering if I should get checked for the plague. Before you decide on bunking in some budget lodging, be sure to mull over this list of 8 things that separate great hostels from average (or below average) hostels.
via @GotSaga - Regardless of the fact that it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m incredibly jealous of my friend who is spending the summer in Cape Town. It’s okay, though, because I can just read about the 10 best things to do in Cape Town and pretend I’m there. That’s totally the same, right?
via @RunawayJuno - The aforementioned friend is also spending part of the summer in Southern India, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from one of the destinations on my bucket list – Sri Lanka. Guess I’ll continue to live vicariously through the lives of others with these photos of a Sri Lankan festival in Dambulla Cabe Temple.
via @MatadorNetwork - And finally, here are 30 essential skills for travel writers that you should acquire before picking up that pen. We have about 6 of them, so we’re super pumped we chose this as a profession.