Winding through tunnels of towering bald cypress trees on its way to Bandera, the Medina River doesn’t get the crowds that flock to the Guadalupe River. So you have most of it to yourself as you spend a couple of hours of bliss in a kayak rented from the Medina River Company, 830/796-3600.
When we first started staying in hostels, we weren't quite sure what to look for, so we conducted a lot of research. For our backpacking trip throughout Europe, we were faced with having to select 10 different hostels in 10 unfamiliar cities. After a while, we started to form a basic list of amenities that narrowed our selection. And if you make it to the bottom of this post, you'll find some of our favorite hosteling resources!