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
If you’re one of the lucky ones to have found love, then say HI to romance! Take Valentine’s Day in your arms, let it into your heart and give yourself completely to this special occasion. Plan ahead and the cost of Valentines won’t break your heart. With HI hostels offering private rooms, you and your sweetheart can still experience a perfect, romantic getaway on a budget…
Yes we’re talking about Valentine’s Day already; when you’re single, it pays to be prepared. Don’t let this enforced romantic ritual get you down; here are our suggestions for the best ways to avoid the reek of romance…
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. To mark this important day, HI-USA has started the first-ever network-wide effort, Sleep for Peace
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.
The summer holidays may be over, schools have started again and the days are becoming shorter. But this does not mean you have to wait until next summer to get away. Now is the perfect time to make some fun plans for the autumn and with discounts of up to 15% at Stayokay hostels in the Netherlands you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.
China’s capital is a cultural jewel, with fascinating historical sites scattered in and around the city. With so many locations worth exploring, it’s hard to know where to start. You would need a lot more time than I had there to see everything, but here are the 8 things I managed to fit into three action packed days in Beijing.
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