HI USA News

  • At-Large Director Election – Voting Now Open!

    The nominations are in, and now it’s your chance to help shape the future of HI USA! Elections are now open to select 2 At-Large Directors to serve a 3-year term on the HI USA Board of Directors. Take a minute, and meet the nominees! HI USA members who meet the following criteria will be ...

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  • Taking On the Hills of San Francisco

    If there’s one thing that there’s an abundance of in San Francisco, it’s hills. And usually, when folks are getting around the city by foot or by bike they do their best to avoid the thigh-busting streets and lanes. But on the Hills of San Francisco walking tour, which starts from HI San Francisco ...

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  • Our Seal Friends Adopted from the Marine Mammal Center

    You know how when you see a cute baby seal in pictures or in real life you wish you could just pick it up and take it home? Since you can’t actually do that, we did the next best thing, which was to adopt two young Pacific Harbor seals from the Marine Mammal Center. This haven for oceanic ...

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  • Best Things to Do in France for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day - just whimsy? No…For romantic travellers, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for tender or passionate adventure. Sound sentimental? It doesn’t have to be. Come with us on a whirlwind tour of the six best destinations for couples, from the famous to the less well known to the ...

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  • Not Just a Hostel: HI Phoenix Is Leading the Way As a Cultural Hub

    There is a lot on the forefront here at HI Phoenix! In our busiest season yet, we’ve proudly taken our hostel to new levels. Winter is an excellent time to visit the city; with a bustling downtown scene and access to incredible hikes and scenic drives, the desert is well-worth the experience. In ...

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  • HI DC: Peaceful and Patriotic

    Nestled in the heart of our capitol, HI DC is literally blocks from Metro Center and Chinatown and just a short minute walk to the National Monument and White House. The hostel has 250 beds and rises up eight floors. Its most popular hangout spots – the outdoor patio in spring months and large ...

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  • 12 Ways Travelers Find Love On The Go

    From the outside looking in, people may think that travelers never have time to fall in love. On the contrary, we believe travelers have the rare ability to fall in love with something new every day! As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, we’re taking the time to celebrate 12 ways travelers fall in ...

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  • Stay at HI Sacramento, Learn Something New

    One of the many perks of traveling is that, even when you’re not really trying, you’re expanding your mind. You’re figuring out how to navigate unfamiliar territory, you’re learning about different cultures and customs, and you’re discovering things about yourself that you might not have ...

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  • Off the Beaten Path Bucket List

    Choose the road less travelled. If you’re the type of traveler who likes to go to new places so that you can get a better understanding of the people and the culture that makes the essence of a city, then you’re not likely to turn to oft-visited websites and guide books for suggestions of ...

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  • HI USA Named #1 Best HI Hostel Network 2015

    12 HI USA hostels earn awards during Hostelling International’s global competition Hostelling International USA (HI USA) has been named the #1 Best HI Hostel Network for 2015, out of 90 countries in the Hostelling International (HI) global network. This honor was announced during HI’s annual HI ...

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  • Do California from HI Point Montara and HI Pigeon Point

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re the kind of traveler who has to plan every step of the journey or the go-with-the-flow-type: when you’re a visiting a new city there are certain things that you have to see or do because they are unique to that place. When in New York, you can’t miss Central ...

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  • 10 Travel Resolutions For the New Year

    As another year comes to an end, we all start thinking about the 12 months ahead and how we can try make them a little better than the ones before. And if your resolutions for the coming year include more travel, we’ve got some suggestions you can take on the road. So, never mind about eating less ...

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  • APAP World Music Showcase kicks off at HI New York City

    APAP is a world music industry conference, where musicians, agents, publicists and other music industry influencers from all over the world come together to share knowledge and make professional connections. The actual conference is being held at the Hilton starting on January 15, but HI New York City ...

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  • Expand Your Global Network Without Ever Leaving the U.S.

    Original Content written by Britt Hysen of MiLLENNiAL Magazine Travel has never been so popular! With the advent of Pinterest, Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet it has become easier than ever to explore the world through our phones, tablets, and computers. As a result of following these daily travel sites, ...

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  • 4 Ways to Include EcoTravel Into Your Next Trip

    Original Content written by Britt Hysen of MiLLENNiAL Magazine EcoTravel is on the rise as more Americans are choosing to travel with purpose. Taking conscious trips has translated into a growing popularity for sustainable accommodations. In 2015, Booking.com surveyed 32,000 global travelers ...

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  • HI NYC launches new educational programs

    HI NYC is excited to expand our community outreach by rolling out some exciting new cross-cultural educational programming to engage local youth. Our three main programs are Study Abroad 101, Cultural Kitchen and Community Expressions. Study Abroad 101 is a workshop that educates community college ...

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  • Bikes and Beer: Portland’s Way of Life

    Saying that Portland is a bike-friendly town is about as obvious as saying that hostellers like free food. Accordingly, the city has more bicycle shops than you can shake a handlebar at where the droves of two-wheeled commuters get their fixies fixed and their tires trued. And what do Portlanders do ...

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  • Navigating the Return: Lessons from Abroad in the Southwest Region

    Get excited - the Lessons from Abroad (LFA) Returnee Conference in both the Rocky Mountain Region and San Diego Region are coming up in just a few short months. LFA is an event chock-full of info on international job opportunities, details on graduate schools abroad, and professional-development ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Sue Schaffner

    After years of being a tourist, I became a traveler at the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station. It was not that I had not been on family vacations or taken a train to a new destination. I had even spent the past six months living on a kibbutz in Israel, touring the Holy Land, with a jaunt down to Egypt. It ...

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  • HI Austin: Sustainably Relaxing

    HI Austin rests in a city park on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. In our recently renovated hostel, guests are just minutes away from bus lines, the 10-mile Butler Hike and Bike Trail, music festivals, as well as local bars and restaurants. ...

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  • Make Food, Make Friends at HI Sacramento

    There’s something about the fall time that makes sharing a meal around a table seem extra enticing – maybe because it’s Thanksgiving season in the US, or perhaps it’s just because the colder weather calls for hearty food and cozy conversations. If you’re traveling, it might be a little ...

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  • Explore Our Great Holiday Hostel Destinations

    As guests continue to arrive at our hostels throughout the holidays, it’s our job to make them feel right at home. We have some great holiday hostel destinations creating a home away from home this festive season: HI Mississippi Headwaters will be having its 2nd annual New Years Eve Party. Last ...

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  • Stay at a Hostel, Brighten the World

    At HI USA, we believe hostelling can be a real force for good, and as more and more people are opening their eyes to the joys of travel, this form of social, budget-friendly accommodation is fast becoming the popular choice for young and old who are looking to explore the United States and beyond. ...

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  • 9 Famous Addresses to Visit in San Francisco

    Sometimes, while you’re staying at a hostel, you’ll find it a little challenging to connect with your fellow travelers beyond the usual “where are you from?” conversation – maybe the language barrier is particularly strong or it’s extra difficult to find the flooring for common ground. That ...

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  • 5 New Years Resolutions You Can Achieve By Traveling

    It’s that time of the year again, where we contemplate how we can improve our lives for the coming year. Learn a new skill. Save more money. Lose weight. If you’re a traveler, you know the best place to start checking off your goals is on the road. Because travel isn’t just about spending a night ...

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  • Reflections on Paris: Words from Our CEO and Travel Scholar

    In the few weeks following attacks in Paris, Nigeria, Beirut, Mali, and several other cities and countries across the globe, we still reflect on the actions of those perpetrators, and mourn the lives of those lost. Paris was particularly meaningful to our CEO Russ Hedge, as HI USA had just participated ...

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  • #GivingTuesday with HI USA

    We’ve given thanks, gone through Black Friday, supported Small Business Saturday, and found great deals on Cyber Monday. Now, we enter the season of giving with #GivingTuesday, a day across the globe we give back to our favorite causes and charities. HI USA provides several opportunities to ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Erin Hamant

    For me, it’s those unexpected moments. I plan a trip and set off but I can never guess when or how new strangers will become my friends. It’s walking down a hostel hallway, striking up a conversation, and my new mates join me for dinner. It’s realizing I’m growing as a person. When someone ...

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  • Give Back, Stay for Free

    If you believe giving back makes for a more rewarding travel experience, then you’re just like us. And if you believe these types of experiences shouldn’t be costly, we’re also right there with you. For this reason, throughout January and February, any group of 8 or more can stay for free at one ...

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  • Holiday Spirit on Two Wheels

    Beginning the day after the Christmas holiday, 100 cyclists will make their way from San Diego to Palm Desert and back again, winding through the mountains, valleys, deserts and coastline of Southern California. Participants in the HI San Diego Christmas Bicycle Trip, in its 59th year, ride over 400 ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Sean Anderson

    In 1996, I made my first solo trip to Europe, specifically to Spain. I stayed at hostels because they were economical. During my first hostel experience, I learned there was another benefit too – social. By travelling solo and staying at hostels, I was not alone. There were other travellers with the ...

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  • Lakeside 2 Steppin is back on November 20!

    Join us for another night of 2 steppin’ in Peace Point Park on Lady Bird Lake! Dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor to wonderful live music by Ben Rodgers and a free 2 step dance lesson from esteemed instructor, Campbell Miller. Plenty of free street parking. BuzzMill is close by if you are ...

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  • Call for Candidates - HI USA Board of Directors

    The Board Development Committee of Hostelling International USA seeks candidates to serve important leadership roles as members of the HI USA Board of Directors beginning in March 2016. Two At-Large Directors will be chosen by vote of HI USA members in early 2016. Each At-Large Director will serve a ...

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  • Lakeside 2 Steppin This Friday!

    Join us for a night of 2 steppin’ in Peace Point Park on Lady Bird Lake! Dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor to wonderful live music by Ben Rodgers and a free 2 step dance lesson from esteemed instructor, Campbell Miller. Plenty of free street parking. BuzzMill is close by if you are ...

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  • HI Miami Beach: Sitting in the Heart of It All

    One of the newest members of the Hostelling International USA family, HI Miami Beach introduces our guests to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in America. Miami Beach is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, year-round warm sunny climate, lively nightlife, shopping experiences, ...

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  • HI DC’s 5th Annual Peace Conference: Connected, yet Disconnected

    By Amana Bawa (HI DC’s Peace Conference Committee Member) On a rainy Saturday morning in mid –September 2015, over 100 culturally diverse college students and young professionals gathered at the Washington Center to engage in Hostelling International Washington, DC (HI DC)’s 5th Annual Peace ...

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  • Get a taste of student life in NYC

    Did you know that New York City hosts over 500,000 full-time college students every year? New York is home to 110 colleges and universities, including New York University, Columbia University and many more. The student experience of New York is an exciting one full of coffee shops, neighborhoods, unique ...

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  • Vagabrothers: Traveling with an Open Mind

    Marko Ayling was the keynote speaker for the 2015 HI San Diego Peacebuilding Conference. Marko produces and co-hosts the YouTube travel show, Vagabrothers, with his brother Alex. As a kid, Marko dreamed of being an ambassador. He studied international relations and economics at UCLA and interned at the ...

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  • The People You Meet While Hostelling in the United States

    Original Content written by Britt Hysen of MiLLENNiAL Magazine Viewed as a hub for community rather than just a place to rest for the night, Hostelling International USA (HI USA) hostels have evolved into cultural centers for the towns they represent. Each traveler that visits influences the ...

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  • MeetUp, Travel, Fort Collins

    Have you returned home after your travels and felt something was missing? Often times, we miss that interaction with others who share our passion and understand our experiences. Here at HI USA, we are always finding ways to bring together passionate travelers in our communities. One of the best ways to ...

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  • 9 Free & Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Make in a Hostel

    If you’re traveling through the U.S. on October 31, get ready for pumpkin carving, mountains of candy, and perfectly normal people dressed as zombies. It’s Halloween, and HI USA hostels across the country will be hosting celebrations and leading outings to local festivities. If throwing together a ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Ann Hammond

    My first hostelling experience was 52 years ago. I loved it then, and I love it even more today! In the summer of 1963, at 14 years old, I was the youngest of 10 young women (the leader, the oldest, was 21) from the northeast that went on a 6-week AYH-sponsored cycling trip. We began in Philadelphia, ...

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  • 7 Cool Things That Happened During Sleep For Peace

    On September 21, HI hostels across the globe hosted Sleep for Peace in tribute to the United Nations International Day of Peace. Unique events and activities brought together a diverse community of travelers in conversation and friendship. With open dialogue and open minds, Sleep for Peace raised ...

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  • Which park will you pick?

    New York is often referred to as the concrete jungle. But 158 years after the opening of New York’s famous Central Park, the city is greener than ever. Thanks to initiatives like MillionTreesNYC, and new parks like The High Line and the renewed Hudson River Park, New York is bursting with plantlife, ...

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  • Join us for the Grand Opening of HI Richmond

    Stop by the hostel on Thursday, September 10 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. during our Grand Opening open house. HI Richmond staff will be available to answer questions and give tours and we’ll have some refreshments for you to enjoy. We are excited to be a part of this ...

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  • Team HI’s 2016 Marathon Adventure

    Summer is winding down, school and football season are beginning, and the goals of staying in shape are…well, let’s just say #thestruggleisreal. For me, it’s when setting a goal becomes crucial to keeping me motivated and moving. And my favorite goal is a marathon. That’s right, I’m talking ...

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  • San Diego’s Community Contribution Program

    Ralphs grocery chain offers shoppers an opportunity to raise money for non-profit organizations through participation in the Community Contribution Program. Hostelling International USA San Diego is a member of the Community Contribution Program. Proceeds we receive through the program help us offer ...

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  • That Peaceful Feeling in Southern California

    The news media reminds us on a daily basis that the world is filled with strife. HI USA and its international partners are doing their part to share a different view with the world. September 21st marks the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. HI USA developed the Sleep for Peace initiative to ...

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  • Women Traveling Solo 101

    HI New York City is excited to host its first travel education workshop at the hostel on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. Avid traveler and local volunteer Erica Turner will host the workshop and cover a variety of topics about traveling alone as a female, from staying safe to being aware of ...

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  • 3 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in NYC

    1. Grand Central Station Grand Central Station, New York’s majestic train hub, is a marvel of American Beaux-Arts architecture. With its spectacular, soaring ceiling and four-faced clock, Grand Central is a must-see New York City icon. Take a free walking tour on Fridays at 12:30 ...

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  • 9 Ways to Participate in International Day of Peace

    Each year, International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Annually, HI USA has been joined by HI hostels around the ...

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  • Top 5 Hostels Near National Parks

    On August 25th, The National Park Service turned 99 years old! In honor of this grand milestone, we’ve compiled a list of the best hostels located near National Parks. This list also includes a wide range of activities that would make any nature-lover never want to leave. Sure, we may be a little ...

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  • Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone With Solo Travel

    Original Content written by Britt Hysen of MiLLENNiAL Magazine Have you ever wanted to travel the world but have been too scared to do it alone? Stepping out of your comfort zone takes incredible courage, but when you are armed with the tools and resources to take action, plugging into the unknown ...

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  • For a truly memorable night in NYC, check out Max’s Comedy Tour

    ​Most tours of New York start off with the basics: the Empire State Building, Times Square and maybe the Statue of Liberty. But how do you give travelers a New York experience they’ll never forget? If you’re Max May, an up-and-coming stand-up comedian from Staten Island (and volunteer at HI ...

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  • HI Madison Hosts Weekly Guest Events

    HI Madison hosts weekly events for guests. Check out our announcement board​, kitchen calendar, Google calendar and your inbox for upcoming events. Attending an event is a great way to meet your fellow travelers, learn about Madison and have a treat. Email activities.madison@hiusa.org if you have ...

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  • HI San Diego 59th Annual Christmas Bicycle Trip

    Make some non-traditional holiday plans this year by being a part of this exciting six-day, 400+ mile bicycle tour through the mountains, deserts, and coast around San Diego! The history of hostelling in Southern California is steeped in cycling culture. The Christmas Bicycle Trip is a long-held ...

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  • Adventures on the Silk Road and Tibet: A Judy Baruth Tale

    On September 22, 1987, I began my traverse on the newly opened Karakoram Highway from Islamabad, Pakistan through Hunza, to Kashgar, China, the southern arm of the ancient Silk Road. There are many marvelous mountains to see in Pakistan, but one that stood out to me was Rakaposhi. Snow-covered and ...

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  • 7 Summer Hostels You Didn’t Know Were Beach Destinations

    There’s no better way to get to know a new place than with insider tips that give the real local edge. With summer all around, we just had to introduce you to our favorite hidden beaches across the country. We have over 20 hostels near the beach, but we’ve compiled a list of just a few you ...

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  • HI USA Welcomes HI Richmond

    You’ll now find friends you haven’t met yet in Virginia’s state capital, Richmond. Opening a new hostel isn’t easy. It starts with an idea filled with passion and commitment, followed by finding and renovating a space, rallying support from the community, raising money, and developing ...

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  • What is a borough?

    At HI New York City we know that many of our guests are coming to The Big Apple for the very first time. We also know that New York can be a scary place for first-timers so we are going to do our part to help you navigate this incredible city and make the most out of your trip with some tips, tricks, ...

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  • Explore the World scholarship winners give back while they travel

    Diana Ventura Earlier this year, HI USA launched two scholarship programs, Explore the World and Explore America, that provide financial support to people age 18-30 who are planning to travel in the U.S. or abroad. The programs are being piloted in Austin, Chicago and Houston and the scholarships ...

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  • Free yoga at HI Austin

    We are proud to announce our partnership with Austin Parks Foundation to provide Vinyasa and Hatha yoga in the park on the first and third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. year-round and on Sundays throughout the month of July at 10 a.m. We also offer indoor Kundalini yoga on the second Saturday of the ...

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  • Travel Classes in Madison, Chicago

    HI USA believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of travel, which begins with learning the how and why of traveling abroad. During July, Deidre Mathis, a travel blogger, author, and HI Houston volunteer, a will be traveling to 3 HI USA locations to present on ...

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  • Free For All: Washington DC

    If you want to explore the Land of the Free, there’s no better place to start than the nation’s capital. Because just about everything is actually free – as in no cost, don’t have to spend a dollar, 100% free. Here’s a look at some of the cultural, historical, and fun things Washington, DC has ...

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  • Old Fort MacArthur Days

    Old Fort MacArthur Days is a unique two-day event celebrating world military history occurring every July in Angel’s Gate Park San Pedro, just next to HI LA South Bay. It was created nearly 30 years ago, when rifle enthusiasts from the Fort MacArthur Military Museum got together to demonstrate how to ...

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  • Free For All: New York City

    New York City may be known as the most expensive city in America, but there’s also no shortage of free things to do. Staten Island If you want to take a closer look at the Statue of Liberty without paying the $12 ferry tour fee, take the free ferry to Staten Island and you’ll get a look at this ...

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  • Free For All: Seattle

    It may be home to Bill Gates, but you don’t have to be the richest man in the world to have a great time in Seattle. Nicknamed the Emerald City for its scenic beauty, Seattle’s got plenty of free activities outdoors, and just as many indoors for when it’s raining. Museum of Flight In the ...

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  • Well, This is Awkward

    At HI USA hostels, talking to strangers can be a very good thing. Strangers become acquaintances, traveling partners, and friends. We’re bound by a common spirit of discovery, curiosity, and adventure. HI USA is launching a 3-part video campaign that captures the spirit of hostelling with us and ...

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  • Free For All: San Diego

    Beaches, sunshine, history, and culture – San Diego has it all. Best of all, it’s easy to live the high life here on a traveler’s budget. Start with our list of free activities from beer tasting to sunbathing, and you can save your money for more important things, like fish tacos, local craft beer ...

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  • Free For All: Boston

    Boston might be known for A-listers like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and the Kennedys, but you don’t even need a dollar to experience its heart and soul. Here’s how you can get to know this historic, New England city and save your pennies: Museum Visits Every Wednesday after 4:00pm, admission to ...

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  • Austin in a day

    When I arrived in Austin, the breezy 70-degree weather was a welcome respite from the chilly, wet winter that was still lingering in Baltimore. I came to Austin in search of two things; fresh air and Tex Mex—but I only had one day to take it all in. There are many reasons to visit Austin, a diverse ...

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  • Your European Summer Adventure

    American travel forecasts are out and summer 2015 is expected to hit an all-time record with 31 million airline passengers flying internationally! With London and Paris landing in the top 5 destinations abroad, a Eurail adventure is bouncing back to become all the rage. Let our resident experts help ...

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  • 5 Spots for Big-Money Views On the Cheap

    By Marguerite Richards Visitors often arrive to the Golden Gate City with visions of lovely Lombard Street, its steep hairpin turns dominating the mind’s eye. Navigating newcomers can be surprised by less-than-foot-friendly mini mountains to summit on their tours. But here’s the skinny on those ...

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  • Free For All: San Francisco

    From the Gold Rush through to the Silicon Valley boom, San Francisco has always seemed to attract the kind of people who chase the big bucks. But you don’t have to spend like a Google Exec to get the most out of a visit here. In fact, the City by the Bay is an excellent stop for anyone on a budget – ...

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  • Free For All: Austin

    This spirited city is bursting with character, charm, and endless things to do. Whether you’re looking for a late party with up-and-coming bands or a quiet place to relax in nature, there is something free for everyone. Live Music This is what Austin is known for, and there’s no shortage of ...

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  • 12 Seasonal Hostels Open in May, June

    Discover outdoor adventures, quiet getaways, and beach destinations at HI USA summertime hostels Throughout May and June, 12 Hostelling International USA (HI USA) hostels [LINK: http://www.hiusa.org/summer] are opening their doors for the season, welcoming a community of travelers from all over the ...

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  • 2015 HI USA Travel Grant Recipient: Alicia Frausto

    Hostelling International USA (HI USA) presents an annual Travel Grant in the amount of $1,000 to an individual between the ages of 17 and 26, residing in the greater Los Angeles communities, who is just beginning his or her travel experiences. HI USA would like to congratulate Alicia Frausto of ...

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  • Memorial Day: Tips for Your Travel Weekend

    The weather is warming up and the sun is beckoning us to come outside and play. On Monday, the 25th of May, many of us will heed that siren song and travel somewhere over Memorial Day weekend. Because so many people hit the roads, we wanted to help you kick off the summer season with some travel tips ...

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  • HI Point Montara: Lighting Your West Coast Adventure

    Unique and whimsical in every way, HI Point Montara Lighthouse is a not to be missed beacon for every kind of traveler. Housed in former coastguard buildings, the hostel first opened in 1980. Recently rated as the best mid-sized hostel in the HI USA network (2014), Point Montara annually serves ...

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  • HI USA seeks applicants for 2-week cultural exchange in Paris

    Eye-opening. Thought-provoking. Remarkable. If this isn’t how you would describe your summer, you’re doing it wrong. Now through May 15, young adults ages 18-23 from Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United States are invited to apply for IOU Respect, a life-changing cultural ...

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  • HI USA launches travel scholarship program in Chicago

    HI USA has launched two travel scholarship programs in the Chicago metropolitan area. The HI USA Explore America and Explore the World travel scholarships provide financial support to people age 18-30 who are planning to travel in the U.S. or abroad and are granted based on an application process. ...

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  • HI USA launches travel scholarship program in Houston

    HI USA has launched two travel scholarship programs in the Houston metropolitan area. The HI USA Explore America and Explore the World travel scholarships provide financial support to people age 18-30 who are planning to travel in the U.S. or abroad and are granted based on an application process. ...

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  • HI USA launches travel scholarship program in Austin

    HI USA has launched two travel scholarship programs in the Austin metropolitan area. The HI USA Explore America and Explore the World travel scholarships provide financial support to people age 18-30 who are planning to travel in the U.S. or abroad and are granted based on an application process. ...

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  • Why Are You Going to Sacramento? 5 Answers

    Check out what Sam Wu of the Go Girl Network has to say about her time in California’s capital city. Sam’s beautiful room at HI Sacramento. Image by Sam Wu. It was a pretty common question I was posed when I told people about my trip: Why are you going to Sacramento? To finally, truly ...

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  • Earth Day: Celebrating Environmental Protection

    April is here! And with it comes Earth Day, the celebration that started at the height of the counter culture movement of the 60s and 70s. For Hostelling International, this day is a chance to showcase the ongoing efforts of to address sustainability in our travel communities. In the Southwest Region of ...

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  • HI Portland Hawthorne: Eco Friendly Home Away from Home

    Looking to go green in your April travels for Earth Day? Look no further than HI Portland Hawthorne for your ecofriendly needs. Hawthorne is leading the way in sustainability and green initiatives. From rainwater harvesting systems to partnerships with Sustainable Travel International, Hawthorne ...

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  • HI USA brings more than just a hostel to Richmond

    Hostelling International, USA is a 501-(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting international understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HI USA hostels offer a wide range of fun activities, events, and educational programs that engage the community, enrich the travel experience and ...

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  • Travel Ideas for Spring

    Flowers are blooming, the air is fresh, and adventure-seekers are bursting with wanderlust – welcome to springtime! All across the US, small towns and big cities come back to life this time of year, and you can beat the summer tourists by starting your journey now. To help you plan your perfect ...

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  • 5 Ways to Travel Like a Local Insider Anywhere in the World

    To get to the heart and soul of a new town, you need to toss aside your guidebook. To go from observing to participating, from thinking to feeling, and to really experience a place from a local perspective, you need to travel like, well, a local. Use your guidebook to check off the “can’t miss” ...

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