The Chinese Year of the Horse canters in on 31 January, bringing a new year and a time to think about new plans. The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle and people born in the Year of the Horse are
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…
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.
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.
Situated in the historic town of Cumberland, in the heart of the Comox Valley, HI-Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel provides an important budget option to travellers visiting this popular tourist destination.
Do you fancy making your travel experience a little out of ordinary this year? Are you fed up with your rather quiet and uneventful holiday? Then, perhaps it might be worth trying to plan your trip around one of the most unique festivals around the globe. For your inspiration, we have highlighted these extremely unusual venues which can provoke various feelings ranging from joy, shock, pleasure…
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.
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