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  1. 20 ways you can save money on your travels

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 0 Comments

    20 ways you can save money on your travels

    Jun292012

    One of the biggest misconceptions about travel is that it’s expensive and a luxury. Travel commercials make it seem like a vacation is something available to the select few who can afford it. But that is a myth – travel isn’t expensive. Locals where you are going don’t spend lots of money and neither should you. Below are 20 incredible ways to save money without sacrificing comfort.

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  2. Bastille Day in Paris - A photo essay

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    Bastille Day in Paris - A photo essay

    Jun262012

    From free concerts to a giant picnic, the city or Paris is a great place to celebrate the French National Day on July 14th. We were lucky enough to join in on the celebrations last year, so here's our guide to what you can expect to find in Paris on Bastille Day...

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  3. Europe's best neighbourhoods

    posted by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet | 0 Comments

    Europe's best neighbourhoods

    Jun262012

    It remains a source of astonishment to me that no matter how popular a city gets with tourists, everyone sticks to a few well-established sights. Stroll from Venice’s Santa Lucia train station to St Mark’s Square, or amble around near Notre Dame in Paris and you’ll feel like you’re on a conveyer belt of camera-toting tourists.

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  4. Did you know we've got more than just hostels?

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Did you know we've got more than just hostels?

    Jun222012

    We love hostels, obviously. We love them for many reasons. But did you know we list apartments, bed and breakfasts and budget hotels too? Yes, we list all these as well as hostels. So if you used us in the past and are thinking we don’t have the right property to suit your trip any more, think again.

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  5. 5 'sports' that defy sanity

    posted by WorldNomads.com | 1 Comments

    5 'sports' that defy sanity

    Jun182012

    Would you ever chase a roll of cheese down a steep hill for a prize? Or challenge some fired-up bulls to a race through some Spanish streets for fun? In this guest post, WorldNomads.com take a look at five 'sports' that defy sanity.

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  6. 5 things a solo female traveller needs to do before leaving for round-the-world travel

    posted by Guest blogger - Becki Enright | 12 Comments

    5 things a solo female traveller needs to do before leaving for round-the-world travel

    Jun132012

    When it comes to lugging the world on your back, one size doesn’t fit all. Generally speaking, us ladies are shorter, curvier and more narrow in the shoulder than our male counterparts. We also need to give our hips and shoulders a bit of special attention when it comes to the perfect fit of the backpack as this is where most of the ‘load’ will be concentrated.

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  7. Food! Beer! Festivals! The best beer and food festivals in North America

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    Food! Beer! Festivals! The best beer and food festivals in North America

    Jun132012

    If you’re looking to visit a food or beer festival in North America this summer then be prepared for from seriously mouth-watering options.

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  8. Top ten hostels worldwide in May - according to you

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 4 Comments

    Top ten hostels worldwide in May - according to you

    Jun122012

    Each month we ask you, our customers, to rate the hostels you stay in. Then from these ratings and reviews we compile a list of the top ten hostels in the world. The results from last month's ratings are in so we can now reveal what are the top ten for May...

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  9. Catch the Olympics in Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and other cities in the UK

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Catch the Olympics in Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and other cities in the UK

    Jun112012

    This year, as we all know, London will play host to the 2012 Olympics. But here’s something you might not have known – they’re not just taking place in London. Oh no. Thanks to the football, this year’s Olympics are being held throughout the UK, in some instances even outside of England. Read on to find out what other parts of the UK you can see this year’s games...

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  10. Introducing Hostelworld Recommends - discover the highest quality hostels in the world

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Introducing Hostelworld Recommends - discover the highest quality hostels in the world

    Jun112012

    Are you planning a trip to Lisbon, San Francisco, London, Rio de Janeiro or some of the other well-known cities around the world? Looking to stay in the crème de la crème of hostels? Hostels that stand out from the crowd? With our new ‘Hostelworld Recommends’ programme, we’re helping you do just that.

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