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  1. Enjoying food on your travels - Hostelworld Hangout with Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Enjoying food on your travels - Hostelworld Hangout with Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

    Apr292013

    In the third of a series of regular live video chats on Google Plus called 'Hostelworld Hangouts', I spoke with Jodi Ettenberg of travel blog LegalNomads.com, one of the web's top travel blogs that, among other subjects, has lots of posts on food. Jodi knows so much about the subject that she even wrote a book about it called The Food Traveler's Handbook.

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  2. Our pick for new funky places to stay

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Our pick for new funky places to stay

    Apr162013

    We’re constantly welcoming new hostels, hotels, B&Bs and apartments to Hostelworld.com. Some have amazing locations, some have particularly great staff and some have innovative or particularly comfortable facilities. We’ve picked out our favourite of the funkiest new places to stay around the world. Read on and start your next adventure.

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  3. From world music to belly laughs: our favourite events this May

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    From world music to belly laughs: our favourite events this May

    Apr032013

    May is such a great time to travel, no matter which hemisphere you’re in. Whether it’s spring or autumn, the air is warm and the nights are mild...at least where our favourite May events are being held. We know that not everyone travels the same so we've picked out some of the best events to see in May.

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  4. Enjoying luxury on a budget - our next 'Hostelworld Hangout' live video chat

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    Enjoying luxury on a budget - our next 'Hostelworld Hangout' live video chat

    Apr032013

    In the fifth of a series of live video chats via Google Hangouts called 'Hostelworld Hangouts', I'll be discussing how to enjoy luxury on a budget with Sarah and Terry Lee of lifestyle site LiveShareTravel.com. Taking place later today (April 3rd) at 12.15EST/17.15GMT.

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  5. Don't miss our next 'Hostelworld Hangout' - this one's on career break travel

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    Don't miss our next 'Hostelworld Hangout' - this one's on career break travel

    Mar262013

    Last month we introduced 'Hostelworld Hangouts' - live video chats via Google Hangouts, part of Google+. These are talks on with specialists of different types of travel that you can watch live and interact with as they're broadcasting. The time has come for the fourth 'Hostelworld Hangout', and this one is on career break travel which will take place tomorrow, March 27th at 12.15 EST/4.15PM GMT.

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  6. In case you missed it - the 'Volunteer travel' Hostelworld Hangout

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    In case you missed it - the 'Volunteer travel' Hostelworld Hangout

    Mar262013

    In the second of a series of regular live video chats on Google Plus called 'Hostelworld Hangouts', I spoke with Shannon O'Donnell of travel blog ALittleAdrift.com and author of The Volunteer's Traveler's Handbook. The topic was volunteer travel - something which Shannon knows an awful lot about.

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  7. Discovering local foods on the road - the next 'Hostelworld Hangout' topic

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    Discovering local foods on the road - the next 'Hostelworld Hangout' topic

    Mar202013

    There are many ways to embrace the local culture when travelling. You can meet the people, explore different neighbourhoods, see the sights and more. Another is food - if you eat live how the locals live and experience a destination the same way they do you have to try the local food. Somebody who knows this all too well is Jodi Ettenberg of LegalNomads.com - that's why I'm looking forward to discussing the topic with her on the next Hostelworld Hangout which takes place later today at 12.15pm EST/4.15pm GMT.

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  8. Solo travel - the topic of the first Hostelworld Hangout

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    Solo travel - the topic of the first Hostelworld Hangout

    Mar152013

    Two weeks ago on Wednesday, 27th February I took part in something I've never taken part in before - a live Google Plus Hangout. This was with Janice Waugh of SoloTravelerBlog.com and if you missed it, you can watch it again here...

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  9. Shrove (pancake) Tuesday – a recipe to try

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    Shrove (pancake) Tuesday – a recipe to try

    Feb122013

    Today is the day before Ash Wednesday which makes it Shrove Tuesday aka…Pancake Tuesday! It’s the one day of the year when people all over the world (maybe not so much in America since the Americans eat pancakes the whole time) dig into pancakes. If you fancy making some, here’s our basic recipe…

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  10. Our 10 most popular Instagram photos of 2012

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    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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