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.
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.
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
Summer time is here; it is time for bikinis, beer, and best of all, travel. For some people summer means a break from school, and for others, it’s an excuse for an extended vacation from work. Regardless, it is the most highly anticipated season of the year. If you make your way to The Big Apple and are looking to find some things to do in NYC without breaking the bank, we’ve got the best itinerary for you.
In this economy, you don’t have to be a starving student to be on a strict ramen noodle type budget. It seems like everyone is trying to save a few bucks, and wining and dining can be the first indulgence to fall off the list. Never fear, we’ve got some of the best bars on a budget no matter where you are in the country, because you gotta live, even if it’s just a little.
So take a look at some of Party Earth’s favorite U.S. drinking dens from down and dirty bars in NYC to cheap and easy dives in San Francisco that more than make up in liquor for what they may lack in luxury.
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