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  1. Top activities in Central America

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 0 Comments

    Top activities in Central America

    Jan292013

    Central America has become one of the most new places for backpackers. As the region shakes off its torrid past, more and more people are coming here. When I first went in 2005, I found a region filled with older, 30+ travelers. Now, the region teems with intrepid people of all ages. I love this region of the world. The people are friendly, the food delicious (and sometimes spicy), there are tons of beautiful beaches, and jungles worth exploring.

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  2. How to find a cheap flight

    posted by Guest expert – Skyscanner.net | 0 Comments

    How to find a cheap flight

    Jan282013

    In this post, our friends at Skyscanner.net impart their extensive knowledge and experience on how to find a cheap flight to many destinations all over the world. You can follow Skyscanner on Twitter or download their app on your mobile for even more great flight booking tips.

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  3. Urban landscapes

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Jan252013

    Every Tuesday Jonathan Epstein, aka @EpsteinTravels, announces the theme for #FriFotos - a weekly forum on Twitter where people share photos that match the theme. This week the theme is 'Urban'. Since we've visited a few cities over the years, we've lots of photos to share. Here are ten I picked out...

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  4. Our 10 most popular Instagram photos of 2012

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 5 Comments

    Our 10 most popular Instagram photos of 2012

    Jan232013

    Popular with travellers, fashionistas, people obsessed with taking pictures of their 'tall skinny caps' and lots of other people, Instagram became one of the world's most popular social networks in 2012. Like many others, we became big fans of the photo-sharing network in 2012, and now share images daily via our account. A mix of photos taken with our iPhone on our travels, and others taken on previous trips with our trustworthy Canon 1000D, they're from destinations all around the world. Here are the ten most popular from 2012...

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  5. Shake your tail feathers at February’s greatest festivals

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Shake your tail feathers at February’s greatest festivals

    Jan172013

    Well, it’s that time of year again. After all the hype, Christmas and New Years are finally over and we’re left with a fairly empty calendar...or are we?! Actually, this is the best time of year for some of the most colourful and cultural happenings around. The only hard part is deciding which one to catch this year. Read on and let us help you figure it out...

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  6. 7 ways to make dining solo a great experience

    posted by Guest blogger - Janice Waugh | 1 Comments

    Jan162013

    It’s funny – the things that people worry about. Comments from my readers suggest that solo travellers are concerned about dining alone almost as much as they are concerned about safety. But truly, dining solo can be a great experience. Here are seven tips to make eating on your own fun...not daunting.

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  7. Where's hot in 2013

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 12 Comments

    Where's hot in 2013

    Jan152013

    Every twelve months at the beginning of the calendar year I take a look at what cities are going to be the ones to watch for that year. This is based on different things – events taking place, personal experiences, where our customers are booking and more. So here’s where I think will be hot in 2013…

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  8. Enjoy a VIP Experience in Buenos Aires

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Enjoy a VIP Experience in Buenos Aires

    Jan142013

    Wouldn't it be great to arrive in Buenos Aires and be treated like a VIP? Well, with this month's VIP Experience that's just what one lucky person is going to get!

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  9. 12 views that made me say 'Wow'

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Jan112013

    Every Tuesday Jonathan Epstein, aka @EpsteinTravels, announces the theme for#FriFotos - a weekly forum on Twitter where people share photos that match the theme. This week the theme is 'Views'. To say I've enjoyed looking over some of the photos I've been lucky enough to take over the years is an understatement.

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  10. Follow us on Twitter to win a pair of tickets to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin!

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Jan102013

    Fancy winning tickets for you and a friend to one of Dublin’s most popular attractions? That's what 5 lucky people will win as our friends at the Guinness Storehouse have given us 5 pairs to give away! To be in with a chance of winning you just need to follow @hostelworld and @HomeofGuinness on Twitter, then RT one of the competition tweets!

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