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At only 32 years old, Deidre Mathis operates the first African American-owned hostel in the United States. An avid traveler and a risk-taker, Mathis has traveled to almost every continent, authored one book and is working on a second while running her brand-new Wanderstay hostel in the heart of Houston, Texas. For those unfamiliar with hostels, they…

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Mariah Carey swapped her luxurious mansion for a hostel on a recent trip to Barcelona. The “We Belong Together” singer — who is known for her diva demands — forsook her usual accommodations for a room in the Casa Gracia, where prices start at just $30 a night and she was impressed with the quality of…

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