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