5 Reasons to Visit Colonial Williamsburg

Don’t buy a pass:

The day pass at Williamsburg costs $40 for an adult (which is anyone 13+). If your family looks like mine, that starts getting pretty expensive pretty fast.

But you can wander Colonial Williamsburg freely without a pass–you just can’t go inside any buildings flying a flag outside their door. While you’ll miss out on the craftsmen and building tours, you can still pop in shops and see street demonstrations.

If push comes to shove, visit without a pass to sample the atmosphere and do some exploration. It’s still totally worth the stop.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.