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
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!
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.
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
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.
This was a fantastic summer for the UK music scene, YHA and hostelling.
The Intermission Project, one of the UK’s most exciting, unsigned bands, joined YHA for a road trip of a lifetime. Setting off from London, the band and Rosie (the coolest VW van) weaved their way across South England for seven days. The talented fellas (Jim, Alex and Charlie) stayed at five YHA hostels, took part in adrenaline fuelled activities and played live sessions at three stunning YHA locations.
Japan is home to some of the most wonderful places on earth. There are many attractions for people who are interested in history, spirituality, art, literature, and the culture and traditions of Japan.
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