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A warm welcome awaits at these LGBT-friendly cities!

After the recent controversy at the Sochi Olympics, we’ve picked out 5 cities where it’s always OK to fly that rainbow flag high!

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Meet your HI hostel staff: Sydney Harbour YHA

After their Best Australian Hostel 2013 win, we spoke to Natalie Hood, Groups and Agent Coordinator at Sydney Harbour YHA, to find out what it’s like to work at this spectacular hostel.

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Your Australian Wildlife Travel Guide

Australia is one of only 12 ‘megadiverse’ countries which account for 75% of the world’s total biodiversity.

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Trip to Apollo Bay Eco YHA

Melinda from the Southern Region of Australia headed to Apollo Bay Eco YHA for the first time, she had heard great things about it…and was not disappointed.

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The best party breaks

Are you planning to party your way through the summer and rave whilst feeling the sand between your toes? If the answer is yes, then read on. Hostelling International has some of the best beach parties’ locations, where clothing is just optional, music is compulsory and fun is all part of the plan.

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Discover Tasmania: The forgotten part of Australia

Tucked away at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmania is every bit the magical island paradise the brochures would have you believe. There is rainforest to be explored, amazing food to be devoured and spectacular scenery to be seen and talked about when you get home.

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Five spectacular one-day train trips

Adventures such as the Trans-Siberian, Rocky Mountaineer, and the Ghan are among the world’s best rail journeys. But, let’s face it, they don’t come cheap and can involve a bit of a time commitment – Moscow to Vladivostok aboard the Trans-Siberian takes a week. If you’re pressed for time and cash, here are some equally stunning, but more affordable train journeys – and they’ll have you back for dinner.

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Travel inspiration found in Australia!

Recently, two of our long term backpackers were kind enough to make us a ‘Best of Apollo Bay’ scrapbook, full of all the best bits of their trip down the Great Ocean Road…we hope it inspires you to start your own journey.

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Grampians Eco YHA Adventures

The country is the best place to have an adventure in Victoria! If you are looking for something unique, that will give you material for some amazing stories to write home about, check out the Grampians Eco YHA.

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Saying HI to the USA From Australia

27 days equated to 8 flights, 16 different accommodations and 2500km driving up the West Coast of the USA, a whirlwind trip staying in many HI Hostels and some glamorous hotels along the way.

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