May 24, 2024

The ultimate ethical travel checklist

If you’re someone who loves travelling but worries that one day your bucket list destinations will have been destroyed by – you guessed it – travellers, then look no further. I often find myself conflicted about backpacking when looking at flight emissions, watching heartbreaking nature documentaries and listening to local tour guides discuss the amount…

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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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Introducing… Gap Year Diaries x Hostelworld Podcast

Stories have been passed between travellers for hundreds of years and, in our opinion, it’s one of the best ways to find out about all that the world has to offer. From lesser-known islands, to under-rated party spots, to awesome adrenaline adventures, some of the top experiences out there can come from friends’ recommendations. Travel…

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Fiestas, Tapas & Playas: The Full Travel Guide For Backpacking Spain

Oh Spain, land of sun, sea, flamenco, fiesta and siesta. But what else do you know about this country? We bet you want to make the most of your stay by avoiding tourist traps, stretching your money and adapting to the Spanish lifestyle!…

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