Category Archive for "Activities"

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 the home to the International Court of Justice. Looking for

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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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whoa, that eclipse is amazing!

Great American Total Solar Eclipse

On 21 August, celestial enthusiasts and casual stargazers alike across parts of the U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse, the country’s first in 38 years. The total eclipse will be viewable from certain locations in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska,

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fraserisland

Great Australian Walks

One of the best ways to explore the Australian landscape is by foot. From leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, there is something for all levels of fitness and outdoor experience. Here’s some of the best walks around the country that

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angkor-wat-with-water

Warm yourself in South East Asia – both in weather and welcome!

Cambodia is truly the Kingdom of Wonder. With Angkor Wat (City of Temples), spreading over 162 hectares, built in the 12th century and the largest religious monument in the world in Siem Reap, to the historic capital Phenom Pen and

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