The days are long gone when families were forced to leave their pet pooches at home when they organised their annual holiday.
According to a recent report by MedicAnimal.com, nine out of 10 Brits took their hounds on holiday with them in the UK and one in eight were actually packing the pet passport and travelling abroad with their four-legged friend to the continent.
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.
From spring to autumn the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto organise special events to admire the suggestive flowers in bloom. To celebrate the Tulip Week, visit Italy between 18th – 25th April and stay with Verbania youth hostel which has launched its two nights’ special deal.
Have you ever wondered why it is impossible to divide food and love? Nothing brings people together like sharing an appetizing meal and making conservation across the table, especially when dinner is composed with one of those ingredients.
With the definition of a Carnival quite literally meaning ‘a festival of colours’, it is no wonder they are enjoyed around the world, all year round. Exploring costume, food, art, dance and music simultaneously, being a part of a Carnival is an unforgettable experience and it can really open your eyes to new cultures and ways of living. So, with this in mind, HI has come up with a list of our favourite celebrations from around the globe.
If you have over-stretched the budget during the festive season, and are looking for a holiday that all the family can enjoy, without breaking the bank, then HI has some fantastic beach breaks ideal for families, couples and groups on a budget, some of which are brand new for 2013!
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