With Christmas just around the corner and personal budgets feeling the pinch, you may feel like you can’t justify a last-minute trip or holiday. However, do not fear! Not only do Hostelling International hostels provide great value for money in numerous locations around the world, many of our hostels are offering exclusive discounts to HI customers.
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.
Glenbrittle Youth Hostel has re-opened after a major refurbishment, transforming one of the oldest Youth Hostels in the Scottish Youth Hostel Association network into the cosiest place to stay right next to the Cuillins.
A small country bursting with treasures, Scotland is a land of surprising contrasts. Whether you want to trace your family history, head for the hills, or experience the buzz of one of Scotland’s many exciting festivals, there is something for everyone.
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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