Posts Tagged "USA"

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How to experience movie magic while hostelling

With the Oscars coming up, we’ve picked out 5 hostels around the world where you can experience a bit of movie magic for yourself.

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The HI USA Great Hostel Give Back

January and February are the months of HI-USA’s Great Hostel Give Back – a scheme encouraging groups of 10 or more travellers to get involved in the local community by offering a minimum of 2 hours of their time each day of their stay to a volunteer project. In return, volunteers get to stay at the hostel free of charge!

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Rally a group of friends for Valentine’s Day!

Oh no. The time is almost upon us when smug marrieds or those who are ‘in a relationship’ break out the big romance guns and celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Top tips to boycott Valentine’s Day

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…

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Chasing dreams in Los Angeles

Joyce Vos dreamed of travelling to Los Angeles for over a decade. In her guest blog for HI, she tells us what it was like to finally arrive in this eclectic and breathtaking city in the USA.

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HI-USA gets in STEP with sustainability

Find out more about HI-USA winning third prize in Hostelling International’s Sustainability Fund 2013.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Top 3 USA Thanksgiving Day parades

It’s approaching that time of year again when the USA take a day to say thanks and spend time with family around a table heaving with turkey, stuffing, vegetables and pumpkin pie.

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HI hostels are not just for sleeping

Hi Hostels are not just about beds! We show you how three of our hostels offer you the chance to hear bands, learn a language – and get married.

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Places to be seen this Halloween

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.

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7 things NOT to pack for your hostel stay

Whether you’re at a small, intimate hostel or one with hundreds of beds, space is valuable. If you’re staying in hostels, you should pack light so that you can always be ready for the next adventure. Do your bit to be a good room-mate and keep your belongings in your area, not spread all around the room. Below are seven items you can safely leave at home. I’ve made the mistake of bringing all of them. Now I can confidently tell you that you DON’T need them.

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