Our travel guides, which are curated by Travel + Leisure editors and a network of local correspondents, highlight the best hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and things to do in the world’s most exciting destinations. So many great photos. You are so lucky to have been able to do so much traveling. Lots of information here for people who may still have time for a vacation this year. I’m sure it’s beautiful in the autumn too. Staying in a hostel will not be everyone’s cup of tea, and many travelers would prefer to spend the money on a traditional hotel. Hostel traveling is best suited to those traveling alone, or to young people traveling in groups. Hostels are not really recommended for families traveling with young children. In fact, many hostels do not accept children under a certain age. With a prime location on one of Mexico City’s grandest avenues, the Paseo de la Reforma, the St. Regis is close to popular sights including Chapultepec Castle, the Angel of Independence statue, and buzzy neighborhoods like Colonia Juárez, Condesa, and Roma. The terrace at the property’s King Cole Bar, meanwhile, is a great spot for a cocktail, overlooking the Diana the Huntress fountain directly in front of the hotel.

New Friends – Generally people who book an organised tour with a specific company all have similar interests. I have made some amazing friends through doing organised tours and still, to this day, keep in touch with them. All these types of tourism have marked great growth in last few decades. Now the Indian Government too is paying extreme attention in this direction and is trying to develop India as one of the most explored travel destinations. We decided to have lunch. Taking heed of Rick Steve’s warning that the restaurants nearer the canal are more expensive we headed inward, but found that local merchants also read Rick’s books. The further away the more expensive the prices seemed to be. Eventually, we ran out of time as they began to close for the afternoon. We visited the Devil’s Forest Pub for sandwiches and beer, which stays open all day. Our Liverpudlian bartender joined Peter Tosh on CD singing the reggae version (and one of my favorite renditions) of Johnny B. Goode, “Mama said son you gotta be a man, You gotta be the leader of a reggae band.” We had entertainment as well as sandwiches.

2. At the last minute I read the fine-print that Brazilian regulation requires travelers to provide both copies of doctors’ prescriptions and pharmacy receipts for drugs being brought into the country. Having a cornucopia ranging from malaria pills to less exotic fare, I had inadvertently overlooked this requirement. Fortunately, in this digital age, my neighborhood drug store could provide travel insurance printouts of both so the problem was averted. (This is important to check out before traveling to a new country. I was surprised to discover before a Mideast trip that over 200 prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs legal in the US could result in a significant mandatory jail term if not properly documented.) Of course, being overly prepared, I was not required to provide documentation.

There’s so much you can learn while traveling. I love visiting historic sites. Too bad it was so hot but looks like you persevered. One of the things that we do best is travel, seeing as much as the United States as possible. This road trip was to visit family in Missouri but there are many things to see along the way. Since this is a RocketMom challenge as an about me lens, it seemed appropriate to use the latest road trip to share more about me and what was learned on this trip taken from June 30, 2011 to July 21, 2011. Hosteling was once thought of as the exclusive province of college kids traveling through Europe for the first time. However, hosteling has grow to include all ages, and all types of people. When traveling on a budget, staying at a hostel can be a great experience for the traveler with a sense of adventure.