Pack Your Impact

Maximize your social impact, while minimizing your environmental impact during every journey – that’s what Pack Your Impact is all about.  The resources below can help you make sure every trip is a responsible trip, without sacrificing all the fun!

HI USA is the proud recipient of the 2018 National Geographic Leader Sustainable Tourism award.


Your green guides to travel

Leave Your Green Footprint

Get inspiration for what to see and where to go, while being mindful of your impact on the local culture, environment, and economy.

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Impact Analyzer

Think about your next trip, and follow our scoring method to rate your journey.  Then see how you size up as a green traveler!

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The Dinner Party

What’s the best part of hostelling? The people you meet! Keep your travel spirit alive with a dinner party with a twist.

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HI Cards

Download our deck of cards for thought-provoking questions that will get your squad talking, while at home or when traveling.

QUIZ: Save the Planet Based on Your Travel Personality

Answer a few questions about your preferred travel style, and we’ll let you know how to pack more impact into your travels in a way you’re sure to love.