"Here's to not being 30!" my new 23-year-old Australian friend Georgia proclaimed, tipsily clinking her drink against mine.
"Yup!" I downed my drink quickly, so she couldn’t see the look on my face. I was six weeks shy of my 32nd birthday.
I was also single, unemployed, and 10 weeks into a four-month-long read
When we think of backpacking around the world, we imagine sharing beers and engaging in heart-to-hearts with fellow travelers we only just met. Inevitably, these fantasy exchanges happen inside a very hip hostel. This increasingly popular form of accommodation is a far cry from the windowless, read