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Surfers on waves

3 reasons to go surfing in France

If you know your sex wax from your grommets, then you’re probably hoping to spend the summer catching some waves. And if you don’t know what we’re on about, then this year could be the time to take up surfing

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Munich after dark

Read our pick of the best nightlife venues in Munich.

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London Tripbook

Visit London on a budget

It’s one of the most exciting and captivating destinations in the world, full of a kaleidoscope of things to see and do from history and architecture to fashion and nightlife – but what are the best ways to make your budget last in London?

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Say namaste to a refreshing yoga break

Do you feel like you need a break from it all? Like there is no end to the week and weekends are too short? Escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and opt out for a refreshing yoga break to reward yourself for working so hard.

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Thingyan Festival

Songkran is NOT the craziest water fight in the world!

Tom Williams, of Five Dollar Traveller, tells us about his experience getting drenched at Burma’s Thingyan Festival.

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Crossing a lake using only dog power. Just one more reason you gotta do Canada in the winter.

Snap up sweet prizes in Canada photo contest

Grab your chance to win amazing prizes with Hostelling International Canada and their Best of Backpacking campaign. Help them build the ultimate backpacker guide to Canada by sharing your photos you’ve taken on your travels across the country.

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Group of friends having fun on their bikes

7 trips every twenty-something should take

Why wait to see the world? In today’s guest blog, Gretchelle Quiambao shares her thoughts on how to make the most of being young and care free. Check out her list of the 7 trips every twenty-something should embark on.

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5 ways a hostel can help you save money on your travels

Hostels can help you with most aspects of money-saving while you’re traipsing the globe. If you’re planning a budget getaway, a long-term stint away from home or a bucket-list quest, read on to find out how HI can help make your money go further while on the road.

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5 hostels perfect for wildlife spotting

Monday 3 March is World Wildlife Day and a great opportunity to celebrate the stunning and varied species of the world’s wild fauna. Here at HI, we’ve come up with a list of five unique face-to-face animal encounters for true nature lovers.

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Lonely Planet love HI hostels!

Lonely Planet has released its top 10 best value stays for 2014 – and guess what – almost half of them are HI hostels!

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