June 19, 2024

Historier om bærekraft: Resirkulering på St Christopher’s Inn i Barcelona

Å ta vare på klimaet mens du er ute og reiser trenger ikke å være vanskelig, spesielt ikke når vandrerhjemmet ditt gjør det de kan for å beskytte planeten vår. Når vandrerhjemmet gjør jobben for deg, kan du lene deg tilbake og nippe til sangriaen i visshet om at du bidrar til en bedre verden….

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From solo traveller to social butterfly: how to make friends on the road

The idea of exploring alone in a foreign country can be daunting for many of us, and for shy or introverted people approaching strangers in hostels might be even more anxiety-inducing. Most Hostelworld travellers are solo explorers, and one of the main reasons they book hostels is to find friends to hang out with. Whether…

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Your guide to solo travelling in Bristol, UK

Diverse, hip, and a playground for creativity and multiculturalism, Bristol has everything a solo traveller could want in an English city. Located in southwest England, Bristol has a history rooted in engineering and was once an important trading port thanks to its harbour. Nowadays, Bristol balances modern and historic architecture, while being renowned for its…

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How to solo travel with a bad sense of direction

“It’s not about the plan, it’s about the detour,” is the tagline of Claire Ramsdell’s website, The Detour Effect. Her family calls her “Wrong-Way Ramsdell” because of her sense of direction but this hasn’t stopped her from solo travelling, hitchhiking, car camping, and hiking all on her own. Another travel blogger, Christina Jane of Being…

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Solo travel vs. travelling in a couple: what you need to know

We think backpacking is a brilliant experience, whether you’re with your partner, a group of friends or taking the world on solo. But what are the key differences and things to consider before deciding who (if anyone) you’d like to take along as your travel buddy? I’ve travelled long term solo and gone travelling in…

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How social media provides comfort for solo female travellers

There is a wealth of information online about travel, from unique hostels in Mexico, to must-see night markets in Thailand. However, sometimes, social content focused on travel doesn’t always apply to everyone. Despite that, sometimes the information can feel impersonal and may not always be helpful for a specific audience. This is where networks and…

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Solo male travel: What you need to know if you’re worried

You’re a solo-travelling man and you’re about to embark on a grand adventure. But rather than being like Bear Grylls parachuting into a forest, or one of those angry people in SAS: Who Dares Wins, you feel a bit nervous. Heck, you might feel homesick, fed up, exhausted, doubtful, lonely, just all-round sad. I’ve experienced…

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An LGBTQ+ travellers tips for making lifelong friends while solo travelling

During the summer of 2020, while many avid travellers struggled with the ongoing travel restrictions, I went through a different kind of struggle. I was navigating the messy process of coming out as bisexual and queer. Aside from it being an overwhelmingly awkward ordeal (my cheeks are burning just thinking about it!), my friends and…

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Tackling travel disasters: what to do when things go wrong

Travelling is magical. Regardless of where you go or what you do, you’ll come back with new memories, new friends, and some crazy new stories to tell. But, as with most things that involve a bit of risk, there are a few bits & bobs that can go wrong. Luckily, there’s not much that can’t…

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