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HI hostels are taking part in Earth Hour, are you?

Join the Mexican wave of worldwide blackout and challenge your friends and family to go beyond the hour. Think of actions that could reduce your environmental footprint as together we can make a change and create a brighter future for our planet. Here are just a few of the things that are happening in the HI world in support of Earth Hour 2014.

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Gallop off in the Year of the Horse

The Chinese Year of the Horse canters in on 31 January, bringing a new year and a time to think about new plans. The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle and people born in the Year of the Horse are

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The HI USA Great Hostel Give Back

January and February are the months of HI-USA’s Great Hostel Give Back – a scheme encouraging groups of 10 or more travellers to get involved in the local community by offering a minimum of 2 hours of their time each day of their stay to a volunteer project. In return, volunteers get to stay at the hostel free of charge!

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Getting a tattoo to mark your travels

Hostellers Sarah and Alex tell us about their tattoos they have had to mark their travels around the world.

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Big Blog Exchange up for top award

The Big Blog Exchange, Hostelling International’s global blogging contest, has been named as a finalist in the 2013 World Tourism Organisation awards.

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Make Christmas shopping fun - do it with your friends

Christmas shopping: the perfect excuse for a group-get-together

Love it or hate it, everyone has to do it. Yes, that’s right – finding the perfect gift for your families, friends and loved ones.

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5 golden World Cup moments

Football and Brazil are two words that go together hand in hand so it is not hard to imagine just how big an event World Cup 2014 in Brazil is going to be. With the tournament only a few months away we at Hostelling International are going through five of the World Cup’s golden moments to get you into that footballing spirit.

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Slovenia: a valley of adventures

Anja Turk, who works at Hostelling International, Slovenia, takes us along on her adventure through the country – starting with a car breakdown!

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Sleep for Peace with HI-USA

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. To mark this important day, HI-USA has started the first-ever network-wide effort, Sleep for Peace

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Look and Feel Amazing Whilst Travelling

Deciding to exercise whilst travelling is the biggest step you can take towards improving your health and fitness, but it’s important to accept that you won’t be able to follow the same routine you would at home. It’s time to get you a specific action plan that you can take with you on your next trip, whether its for a day or a year.

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