In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought we’d compile a list of things we, as travelers, are thankful for.

Free wifi

The communal hostel fridge shelf – thanks for the free butter, Dave!

 

Regularly cleaned showers – no hair-clogged drain!

 

Large showers with space to actually put your stuff

 

Bargain flights – at an ungodly hour? Who cares, it’s cheap!

 

Hostel social event staff – God bless those 2 for 1 drink vouchers!

 

New, crazy friends who are up for everything!

 

Free hostel pancakes – saving backpacker hangovers since forever

 

7-Eleven toasties in Thailand – who needs authentic Thai food when you have ham and cheese goodness?!

 

Goon – giving traveler’s a good time for under $10

 

Plugs next to your bunk

 

English translations on food menus – because being surprised with a chicken head soup is not okay!

 

Bus seat all to yourself

 

Ear plugs to drown out the world

 

In all seriousness, actual travel and learning about other cultures

 

Think we’ve missed anything out? Tell us what you’ve been thankful for on your travels!