The Latest Backpacker News
A beautiful city any time of year, Geneva is a must see.
Hostelling International are pleased to announce that the Big Blog Exchange competition site has now officially launched, which means that interested bloggers are now able to sign up for the opportunity of a lifetime, divulge their inspiration for travelling and encourage their family and friends to vote! Read more »
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This month is dedicated to Quebec City. Former HI-Toronto assistant manager and Quebec City newbie Rebecca has written the following blog which we hope will get you in the mood for a mini-break in this beautiful city:
Have you ever been given the advice to travel like a local? As a fellow adventurer, I know it’s a lot of fun to venture off the beaten path – but often that’s easier said than done. How do you know where the locals go, if you’re not a local yourself? Read more »
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If only the cheapest flights were direct, but, alas, the most economical flights are almost always the ones that take 20 times longer than need be. Hey, we've all been there - choosing the route that detours through 8 countries, thinking that's a FREAKIN' FANTASTIC deal, but then harsh reality quickly sets in and we're left in an abandoned airport with only ourselves, our third 5-hour layover and our backpack...our smelly, smelly backpack. Read more »
Beautiful and inspiring, Halong Bay should be a must on any Asia itinerary. Find out more about this World Heritage site here…
Written by Guest Blogger: Lisa Photo by: Flickr user Rachfog
Costa Rica is a beautiful and lush country, rich in history and with a very happy culture according to the Happy Planet index which ranked Costa Rica number one in 2012. The primary language spoken in the country is Spanish, so brush up and try to speak the local language. It will be seen as a sign of respect and even if it’s bad it’ll put a smile on every Costa Ricans face that you encounter. Read more »
It's Valentine's Day! A few years ago we asked our members for their tales of love on the road. The stories you sent us gave us so many warm fuzzy feelings we decided to share them with you again this year. Have your own story to share? Tell us in the comments and maybe your story will make next year's edition. Read more »
Hostel River of Pori, Finland, has convinced both customers and the executive board of Hostelling International Finland of its excellence as a hostel. The national hostel association nominated Hostel River as Hostel of the Year 2013. Pori is an industrial city on Finland’s western coast and known as a lively centre of culture. Read more »
Are you a blogger? Have you ever thought about swapping lives, places, cultures and BLOGS with someone across the globe? We’re offering a unique, once in a lifetime chance to do just this.
With over 170 million of them on the web at the moment, there is no doubt about the fact that blogs are fast becoming a popular news source, a place for everyday inspiration and a social hub. But we want to take the power of blogs that one step further. What if we could change the world using the power of blogs? Read more »