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Rally a group of friends for Valentine’s Day!

Oh no. The time is almost upon us when smug marrieds or those who are ‘in a relationship’ break out the big romance guns and celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Chasing dreams in Los Angeles

Joyce Vos dreamed of travelling to Los Angeles for over a decade. In her guest blog for HI, she tells us what it was like to finally arrive in this eclectic and breathtaking city in the USA.

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Sarah had the longitude and latitude of her home town tattoed on her shoulder

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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malmo beach

Do not miss out on Malmo: A day trip from Copenhagen

Escape the buzz of Copenhagen and visit Malmö located only a 30 minute train ride away. It is a great day trip to take if you want to give your wallet and your mind a rest.

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Geocaching in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is full of adventure, it’s around every corner. Whether you enjoy zip lining, snorkelling, repelling into a cave, exploring an underground river, or following your GPS to a geocache. No, I did not misspell anything, a geocache.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover historic castles, picturesque towns and medieval charm along the Romantic Road in Germany

The ‘Romantic Road’ is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route. In medieval times it used to be a trade route which connected the centre of Germany with the South. Today it covers 350km, meandering along idyllic villages and impressive cultural landscapes, taking you from Füssen, across Augsburg, Donauwörth, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and finally to Würzburg.

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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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Alsace: For a border-free stay in the heart of Europe

Ah, Alsace! It is usually known for the beauty of its half-timbered houses, its renowned gastronomy and its famous Christmas markets. However, it is also a cultural crossroads in the heart of Europe.

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Visit the French Alps this winter

If you’re looking for excitement and adventure this winter look to the French Alps, which are famous for their beauty and access to numerous outdoor activities including skiing and mountaineering, making them a popular holiday destination.

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Winter holidays in Switzerland!

Imagine snow-capped mountains, a bright blue sky, gliding down the slopes, breathing in the fresh mountain air, sitting in a ski hut drinking hot chocolate or coffee with schnapps, then at the end of the day returning to a cosy, welcoming hostel where a delicious dinner awaits you. Wouldn’t that be the perfect winter holiday?

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