Hello travelers! Welcome to YouSomewhereElse! I’m so happy you’re here! This is a website of tools and tricks to make travel easier, cheaper and simpler.
I travel over half of the year for business, and I’m always looking for ways to save money, unwind while working away from home, and easily get from an airport to a hotel without taking an expensive cab ride! I’ve learned lots of ways to make travel more streamlined and easier on my wallet, and I’m picking up additional travel tricks every day.
If you’re looking for information on when to book the cheapest airline ticket, how to get the best hotel for the lowest price, the pros and cons of staying in hostels, how to cook food in a hotel room, how to work out on the road, and more, you’ve come to the right place!
The focus here is on domestic US travel, although occasionally you’ll see articles on international travel. I love to travel abroad, but my work keeps me primarily in the continental United States. It’s also rare that I’ll talk about leisure trips, because I’m usually working whenever I travel. However, I’ll talk in depth about awesome museums, delicious restaurants, interesting walks and such to discover in the cities I visit, so you’ll be able to apply the knowledge to your next vacation as well. Additionally, you’ll get all kinds of unique info about traveling with one set of clothing from Florida to Chicago in the dead of winter and how to find the most interesting running paths in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Some of you may remember my former yousomewhereelse.com site. I unfortunately had some issues with our hosting and it went down and wasn’t fixable. Fortunately I was able to save a lot of the articles, so as I start again, I’ll sprinkle in some of the best posts from the past.
The title You Somewhere Else originated from my first trip abroad, when I studied in Florence, Italy for 4 months. I was 19 and had never even been on a plane before. Throughout the trip, I sent a series of email newsletter “postcards” documenting my trip to a group of supportive friends and family back home. As the trip progressed, and I traveled all over Europe for the first time, I found myself opening up and writing about a world I had never known before, experiencing ridiculous culture shock, living with an Italian family, and picking up an entirely new language. Yet in the end, I suddenly realized that everything that was me in New York was still me in Florence. And Berlin. And Budapest. No matter where I went, I always came with me. There was nowhere to run from myself. So I couldn’t hide anymore. Because wherever you go, there you are.