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We are #1 on Tripadvisor

This just in....I just noticed we are now in the #1 position for speciality accommodation in San Francisco on Tripadvisor. Yeah!      Now, if Tripadvisor would establish a hostel category on their site we might be the #1 hostel in the world!      In any case, we love tripadvisor because people who use the site are real travelers.   


Plug-In Hybrid Prius For Sale

Sorry, the Prius is sold now. Sean Scherer is the new owner.

After taking my website diympg.com down, I frequently get asked about the information I had there about converting a Prius into plug-in hybrid.   So I have decided to host it on this website.   In addition, my first Plug-In Hybrid Prius conversion is for sale now.   Look for that information here.   

A World Without Money

I was tagged today in a friend's Facebook post.    He wrote: "I read an article about this lady who has lived 16 years now without money. This made me think of a friend Darren Overby who I could see doing this very same thing if he wanted. He is that resourceful."  Thanks for the compliment, Dave.  Although, I once lived in Europe for two years with only $1600, the kindness of strangers, and a lot of thinking outside the box -   I have never truly lived without money at all.

Our Visit to Hostel Cat and Pawn Stars - Las Vegas

As you know, I'm a huge fan of hostels.  My son is a huge fan of Pawn Stars.  As luck would have it, on my recent business trip to Las Vegas we discovered Hostel Cat - Las Vegas is located very near Gold & Silver Pawn Shop - the real Pawn Stars Store.   So we decided to make a family pilgrimage to both of these Las Vegas icons.   

The Show

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to all volunteers that seek to be part of our mission to promote tolerance, understanding, global citizenship and environmental stewardship.

Peer to Peer Car Rentals In Portland

Those who have known me for a while, probably know I'm a huge fan of collaborative consumption.   My thinking is this: we have a limited number of resources on the planet, so we should share the resources we have.   Our parents raised us to share afterall.  

Rent My Car

World Hostel Conference Trip Report

I just returned from the World Hostel Conference in Vancouver, Canada.   This was my first time attending the event, and I have to say I was very impressed. Over 150 hostel owners from around the world attended the event which was hosted by Gomio.com.    Special thanks go to Michael Tumminia and Danielle Brumfitt for organizing and hosting the event.