Category Archive for "Activities"

Brighton Pier

The best of Brighton

Leisure and pleasure are Brighton’s raisons d’être. Ever since the profligate Prince Regent swaggered down here in 1783 with his motley entourage, Brighton’s reputation as a good-time town has only continued to grow. Throughout its history, from the arrival of

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London

YHA England & Wales share their favourite rooftop bars in London

With one of the world’s most impressive and recognisable skylines, there are few superior places to enjoy a rooftop drink or a bite to eat than in London. The city boasts a number of excellent establishments, with a variety of

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View from Kjeragbolten

Is this Norway’s most amazing place to take a picture?

So you have decided to go to Norway and are looking for the best place for a spectacular picture? If you’re not afraid of hights, we might have found it for you… Every summer, Norwegians and foreigners alike travel to

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Hovedøya

The best summertime swimming spots in Oslo

Norway might sound like a cold and arctic travel destination. This might be true for some (northern) regions of the country, but during summer, capital city Oslo turns into a vibrant and surprisingly warm city. During hot days, there’s nothing

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Ferris wheel and bungee jumping at Scheveningen

History, bungee jumping, and giant tulips in The Hague

Did you know that while Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, it’s actually The Hague where you can find the Dutch parliament? Not only that, but the coastal city is to the home the International Court of Justice. Looking for something

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Gaia

Street art walk in Ostend, Belgium

Hostel De Ploate is located at the very heart of the Belgian seaside resort, next to the beach, the shopping area, the finest restaurants and some of the best street art murals in Ostend. Since 2016, in fact, Ostend has been

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Toronto

22 free things to do in Toronto

There are the givens: walk this and that street, visit this landmark and that monument, check out this urban hike and go see the view from that point. Toronto is fast becoming (or has become, I should say) a hip

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Vancouver Island

A guide to the best spots on Vancouver Island

Way, way on Canada’s West Coast there’s a bit of a tropical island. Okay, it’s not technically tropical, but it is technically a rainforest (just a temperate one), and this special coastal climate means the island gets mild weather year-round

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Blog Picture - Earth Hour 2018 (1)

Are you ready for Earth Hour?

Earth Hour 2018 is almost here! It will take place on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm, wherever you may be in the world. Show your support and help protect the planet. Started in 2007, Earth Hour’s primary purpose is to spread

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Sunrise over the Sydney Opera House

How to spend 48 hours in Sydney

From the top of the Bridge to the bottom of the Harbour, YHA’s Tom Smith takes you on a two-day tour of Australia’s biggest city. Day One Let’s start our two-day itinerary at the top – literally – with a

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