Runaway Retreats

How To Live In Sweden For Cheap

Thumbnail image for How To Live In Sweden For Cheap by The Runaway Guide 26 June 2014

At 8 pm the sun shines powerfully about 30 degrees above the horizon. It’s warm glow caresses your skin and you can’t believe it’s still so strong. At 9 pm horizontal rays engulf dense […]

A Relaxing Retreat In The Sicilian Countryside (26$/night!)

Thumbnail image for A Relaxing Retreat In The Sicilian Countryside (26$/night!) by The Runaway Guide 11 May 2014

The last time I was in Italy, my bag was ransacked on a train while I went to the bathroom, I got scammed into a fake iPad by a Houdini, and […]

Secluded Thai Beach Retreat

Thumbnail image for Secluded Thai Beach Retreat by The Runaway Guide 24 March 2014

Envision that exotic island paradise you’ve seen in magazines and dreams. You’re lounging in a hammock in a beautiful bungalow overlooking a private beach. At anytime you can order a […]

A Psychedelic Retreat In The Foot Hills Of The Himalayas

Thumbnail image for A Psychedelic Retreat In The Foot Hills Of The Himalayas by The Runaway Guide 17 March 2014

Of the few who ever visit, most are drawn by the unique wild life. There are elephants, rhinoceros, crocodiles, oxen, peacocks, and even the elusive Bengal Tiger. But there are […]

Ultimate Guide To Renting Apartments On Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Thumbnail image for Ultimate Guide To Renting Apartments On Lake Atitlan, Guatemala by The Runaway Guide 7 December 2013

In 1934, Aldous Huxley deemed Lake Atitlan the most beautiful lake in the world. He wasn’t exaggerating. Lago De Atitlan is more than simply beautiful; it’s a 5 star feast […]

Discover Pura Vida In Pavones, Costa Rica

Thumbnail image for Discover Pura Vida In Pavones, Costa Rica by The Runaway Guide 30 March 2013

This place is the Pura Vida spirit. It sings with life from every direction. On one side, the calls of Howler Monkeys, Macaws, and crickets, echo through the sweet tropical […]

Relax Or Volunteer At A Hostel In The Sky

Thumbnail image for Relax Or Volunteer At A Hostel In The Sky by The Runaway Guide 10 March 2013

The light of the early morning trickles through the canopy of the jungle. The leaves whisper under a cool spring tasting breeze that passes through the screens of my private […]

El Salvadorian Surf Retreat for 300$/month

Thumbnail image for El Salvadorian Surf Retreat for 300$/month by The Runaway Guide 28 February 2013

Among Central America’s right breaks, it has one of the longest and most consistant. The warmth of the water is just a fraction of the warmth of its people. Papusas, […]

Live In The South Of France and Get Paid 500 Euro/Month

Thumbnail image for Live In The South Of France and Get Paid 500 Euro/Month by The Runaway Guide 5 February 2013

If you think that the spectacular South Of France is limited to the likes of celebrities and the super rich, then for the most part, you would be right. Hotels […]

Runaway Retreats: Hideouts, Cheap Long-term Accommodation, and Good Eats

Thumbnail image for Runaway Retreats: Hideouts, Cheap Long-term Accommodation, and Good Eats by The Runaway Guide 2 February 2013

One of my favorite things about backpacking the world is finding cool locations. I love discovering secret spots where I can hide out for a few months. My ideal retreats […]

Paradise On Earth: Northern Norway

Thumbnail image for Paradise On Earth: Northern Norway by The Runaway Guide 14 December 2012

In the winter, the island is bleak, frigid and dark. Aside from the moon, the stars, the northern lights, and the drunken glow of three old Norwegians, (Dagfin, Kia, and […]

The Coolest Hostel in Cairo

Thumbnail image for The Coolest Hostel in Cairo by The Runaway Guide 10 June 2012

There’s no city like Cairo. No city where the sugar cane juice is always on tap. Where Shawma, Koshary, Fried Cheese Sandwich’s and Pigeon can be bought on nearly every […]