The Chinese Year of the Horse canters in on 31 January, bringing a new year and a time to think about new plans. The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle and people born in the Year of the Horse are
Japan Youth Hostel Inc, part of the Hostelling International network, is running an ambitious new campaign. They have asked all hostel managers in the HI network around the world to submit photos of a typical morning at their hostel.
Halloween has come a long way since the Celts celebrated the date as a transition from summer to winter. This year, don’t limit yourself to dressing up in a tacky costume, carving a wonky smile onto a pumpkin, and answering the door to a plague of irritating trick or treaters – head to some truly spooky dwellings, wild street parties or ghoulish haunts around the world instead. Here’s HI’s guide to the eeriest, and coolest, places to be seen this Halloween.
The HI Hostelling Blog is your resource for the real hostel experience. Find travel tips, advice from fellow travellers, and great news stories and articles from our blog authors, Kathryn, Amy, Collette and Lenka.