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Top Travel Hacks: How to Stay Safe in a Foreign Country

How to Travel Safely with Hostelling International We’ve all been there… travelling to a foreign country can be challenging albeit if you do your research. Even if you read all the destination books, check reviews or ask your friends for advice, you

Romantic Getaways on Budget

If you want to whisk your partner off somewhere special on February 14th, but can’t afford a lavishly expensive break during the Valentine’s season, then Hostelling International have the perfect solution to suit your budget and impress your loved one.If

Vote for your Favourite Project Now: HISF 2019

Winners of HI Sustainability Fund 2019  YHA England&Wales was awarded £10,000 for their project Helping to Fight the Plastic Crisis, One School Group at a Time Albergue Paradiso, REAJ was awarded £7,500 towards their project Energy Everywhere YHA Israel was awarded £3,085

New Orleans

How to spend 2 days in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that’s easy to love and hard to leave. Whether you’re a history buff, an adventurous foodie or just looking to kick-back with a southern cocktail, the Big Easy is a go-to spot for anyone who

9 of the best Christmas Markets in Europe

‘Tis the season, and there’s nothing quite like a traditional Christmas Market to fill you with that warm, jolly feeling. Although our philosophy is that any Christmas Market is a good Christmas Market, we’ve rounded up a list of 9 of Europe’s

Eureka Skydeck

Just got to Melbourne? Now what…

The country’s culture capital is as beautiful as she is exciting, and you’re sure to find your own favorites here. We’ve listed the top things to as soon as you arrive in Melbourne, so you’re covered until you figure out

Brisbane sign

21 free things to do in Brisbane

Visiting Bris Vegas? You won’t break the bank by ticking off these free activities.  ENJOY THE NEW FARM RIVERWALK Stroll or cycle from Story Bridge to New Farm via this scenic Riverwalk floating above the Brisbane River – and when

Floating Market in Bangkok

9 brilliant things to do in Bangkok

Thailand’s bustling capital city is a destination packed with plenty of sites, tastes, and experiences for any traveller. From affordable luxury like fine dining and massage, to history and culture found in temples and at markets, there is an abundance

Lake Bled

Find Slovenia’s rhythm

Prepare for a trip of your dreams Do you want to travel to a country where you can climb a mountain in the morning, discover something new in a museum after lunch and swim in the sea in the evening?

A foodie’s trip to southern Europe

Do you find yourself following your nose to culinary delights when travelling?Folgt ihr auch immer eurer Nase nach, wenn ihr auf Reisen seid?Êtes-vous du genre à vous laisser guider par vos papilles lorsque vous voyagez? ¿Eres de los que buscan

Copacabana Beach

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

If you’re planning a trip to Brazil and wondering about things to do in Rio de Janeiro, then look no further. For beach bums, adventure seekers, party people, and everyone in between, travellers of all types are bound to find

Rødgrød med fløde

A taste of Scandinavia

From apple pies, tarts, and treats, to rice pudding with almonds and cherry sauce, you will not tire of all the delicious treats available in Scandinavia.  It is possible to find the same desserts in different Nordic Countries under different

Malmö – the pearl in southern Scandanavia

Situated in the southernmost corner of Sweden, the history of Malmö has always been determined by its frontier location between Sweden and Denmark. The historical Danish-Swedish competition to dominate this city has determined its development to the present day. The

Switzerland — a hiker’s paradise

Hiking trails and tips for the autumn Wake up refreshed, tuck into a hearty breakfast and pull on your hiking boots – set the tone for a perfect day’s hiking at one of our Swiss youth hostels. The adventure begins