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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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SEVEN days, FIVE hostels, THREE musicians and ROSIE

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.

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Himeji Castle

Four must-visit places in Japan

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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Don’t leave the dog at home! Holiday in a hostel!

The days are long gone when families were forced to leave their pet pooches at home when they organised their annual holiday.

According to a recent report by MedicAnimal.com, nine out of 10 Brits took their hounds on holiday with them in the UK and one in eight were actually packing the pet passport and travelling abroad with their four-legged friend to the continent.

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4 things you should know about Ireland

The fun-loving spirit, friendliness and the magic of Ireland’s many beautiful destinations have proved popular with its many visitors. In case you would like to know a little more before packing your bags, here are 5 perfect reasons to visit!

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Discover South Africa

With over 21 National Parks, eight World Heritage Sites, 3,500 kilometres of pristine coastline, a phenomenal climate and awesome adventures ranging from shark-diving to surfing, historic trails to wine tasting and of course the Big 5 Safaris, South Africa is guaranteed to provide you with the unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

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Must-see sports around the world

If you love sport as much as you love travelling then here you have some tips when and where to go.

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Are We Losing Touch With the Countryside?

One in four of us have never been to a river and one in 10 couldn’t identify a badger, according to new research from the youth hostelling charity YHA (England and Wales).

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