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Here a five road trip wonders that are worth pulling over for.
Big Lobster – Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
Shediac calls itself the “Lobster Capital of the World,” so a massive lobster statue would make sense in this quaint, bilingual town. Read more »
Hostelling International (HI) is the only global network of Hostel Associations and we are pleased to announce the best hostels in the world according to our customers! Our annual meeting for hostel managers has just taken place in Cologne, Germany and as part of that meeting, our prestigious HI-5ives! Awards ceremony took place to celebrate the top hostels in the HI network. Read more »
The Painted Desert is an area of spectacular colourful hills. It's an amazing sight - you'll see rocky outcrops of large and small hills, which emerge suddenly out of a flat, desert landscape. Read more at SouthAustralia.com
Photo credit: www.tourismfernie.com Written by guest blogger: Sadie.
My big epic powder story started at The Kodiak Lounge, when I was enjoying some apre ski action after a day of riding in Fernie. At around 6pm we looked out the window and literally saw snow balls falling out of the sky.....yes snowflakes almost the size of mini snowballs! Within only one hour approx. 25cm of fresh snow had accumulated on the front patio of the hostel, which lead to a huge impromptu snow ball fight and tons of excitement. Everyone knew they were heading to bed early, fat skis ready to get first tracks the following morning. Read more »
Photo credit: www.tourismfernie.com
Looking for some snow action in January? Look no further than Fernie, B.C. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie boasts the most ski runs in the Canadian Rockies! With over 140 ski runs, five alpine bowls, and 32 ft of powder annually. The new polar peak chair provides a whopping 3,500ft vertical in one ski run...the most vertical in the Canadian Rockies! Plus, there's two world class cat skiing operations, ski doo tours, dog sleighing, an array of cross country and snow shoe trails and horse drawn sleigh rides. Read more »
Ho, ho, ho! Need some Christmas present inspiration? Look no further, here are a few things every backpacker should be carrying with them on their travels and they make perfect stocking fillers. Read more »
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Wayout west, Perth is usually on a traveller’s lists when they visit Australia for the second time, or when they have more time on their hands. First time visitors to Australia tend to be drawn to the East coast’s well-known cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Personally I love Perth and its surrounding area, so if you have time add it to your itinerary or if you prefer less crowded travels I recommend Perth and the West for you. Read more »
It’s been a bumpy ride since those early morning hours of 4 September 2010 when the people of Christchurch were introduced to earthquakes and aftershocks. The city suffered more damage in the 22 February 2011 earthquake. And so did YHA. Both YHA hostels closed after the 6.3 shocker. Despite the loss and damage to some areas of the city, post-earthquakes Christchurch has allowed locals and travellers the unique opportunity to witness a renaissance of sorts. Read more »