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.
Hostelling International is thrilled to announce that our project, the Big Blog Exchange, has been awarded the 1st place accolade for Marketing Innovation in the WYSE Travel Confederation’s Global Youth Travel Awards!
Whether your great-aunt Maeve is Irish, you’ve always wanted to experience Irish culture, or you just want to head over for the ‘craic’ (fun), this year is the time to head over to Ireland. With so many events happening this autumn in the Emerald Isle, we’ve rounded up some of the best for you.
This was a fantastic summer for the UK music scene, YHA and hostelling.
The Intermission Project, one of the UK’s most exciting, unsigned bands, joined YHA for a road trip of a lifetime. Setting off from London, the band and Rosie (the coolest VW van) weaved their way across South England for seven days. The talented fellas (Jim, Alex and Charlie) stayed at five YHA hostels, took part in adrenaline fuelled activities and played live sessions at three stunning YHA locations.
It’s true that for budget travelers Scandinavia is not on top of their destination list simply because of the high cost of most of the cities. However, visiting Copenhagen does not have to be reserved for the well off. Budget travelers can also enjoy the city and will be won over by the city’s secret money-saving options.
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