Bikepacking Holland: the ultimate guide to exploring the Netherlands
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by Michaella Fenton
1M ago
You’ve heard of backpacking, travelling with all your worldly possessions on your back through countries of different cultures. And if you know much about culture in the Netherlands, you’ll know cycling is central to daily life. Mix the two and you get bikepacking, swapping jaunts on overnight buses for journeys on two wheels. Eco-friendly, wallet-friendly and the chance to spend more time in nature; it’s the perfect euro trip for the digital detoxers out there. Bikepacking has grown in popularity, especially in the Netherlands, as travellers look to explore beyond Amsterdam. The country’s ext ..read more
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How to find sustainable accommodation when you travel
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by Michaella Fenton
2M ago
Choosing the right accommodation is so much more than finding a place to sleep, especially when it comes to sustainable stays. Making the right choice means looking at the bigger picture, wider than you and your travels. Accommodation can positively or negatively impact communities – from bringing income to local businesses, to harming housing markets. And not to mention the effect on the climate. The trick is to find the right hostel; a place that suits your needs mixed with positive impact on the planet. But how do you find these gems? And how do you know they’re really sustainable? Here we ..read more
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Sustainability Stories: Championing Accessibility at INOUT Hostel
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by Michaella Fenton
2M ago
Accessibility in travel has come a long way, with transport and accommodation providers realising that they need to cater to travellers with extra physical, neurological and mental health needs. But many travel providers are still learning, including hostels. To hear from a hostel that’s getting accessibility right, we’re headed to Barcelona, to meet INOUT hostel. Reaching their 20th anniversary, it’s no surprise they were an Extraordinary Inclusive HOSCARs finalist in 2021. With 90% of the hostel’s workforce made up of people with disabilities, this hostel is a shining light for not only othe ..read more
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Accessible travel tips for travellers with extra needs
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by Michaella Fenton
3M ago
Travel and especially long-term backpacking can be challenging at times. But if you have a disability, are neurodivergent or have other extra needs, it can be trickier to navigate. This shouldn’t deter you from seeing the world but means you might need to tailor your trip slightly to ensure you have the best time. Here, we’ll be sharing accessible travel tips for travellers with different needs, from disabilities to allergies.    Planning your trip   Booking your hostel Travelling in hostels and meeting new like-minded friends is an experience unmatched, whether you have a ..read more
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How to be an ethical digital nomad 
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by Michaella Fenton
4M ago
I’ve been a backpacker and a digital nomad for over 15 years, and in that time, a lot has changed. On the surface, those changes encompass things like the prevalence of smartphones and mobile data, which allow for constant connectivity, as well as co-working spaces that enable remote workers to stay productive no matter where they are in the world.  On a deeper level, though, there has been a growing evolution toward more ethical and sustainable travel. As destinations struggle with overtourism, pollution, and climate issues, travelers have to be more and more mindful of their impact whil ..read more
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A traveller’s guide to carbon offsetting
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by Michaella Fenton
4M ago
When it comes to sustainable travel, a topic that comes up time and time again is carbon offsetting. You might have heard your airline or your favourite travel influencer mention it, but what actually is it and how does it work? Well, at Hostelworld we’ve launched this for our travellers and here we’re going to break it down for you, so you can decide whether to offset your next trip.    Travel and our carbon footprint  When we travel, our carbon footprint grows; using transport to ge ..read more
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Accessible travel tips for travellers with extra needs
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by Michaella Fenton
5M ago
Travel and especially long-term backpacking can be challenging at times. But if you have a disability, are neurodivergent or have other extra needs, it can be trickier to navigate. This shouldn’t deter you from seeing the world but means you might need to tailor your trip slightly to ensure you have the best time. Here, we’ll be sharing accessible travel tips for travellers with different needs, from disabilities to allergies.    Planning your trip   Booking your hostel Travelling in hostels and meeting new like-minded friends is an experience unmatched, whether you have a ..read more
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Sustainability Stories: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity at Modal Hostel
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by Michaella Fenton
5M ago
Hostels welcome a diverse range of travellers, in fact, 83% of Hostelworld customers think hostels are extremely or very inclusive. But how? And how are they ensuring everyone feels confident to be themselves without discrimination? Well, as part of Hostelworld’s Sustainability Stories, we’re sharing the hostels that are not only welcoming but are going above and beyond to create a more inclusive world.  Travel pushes us out of our comfort zones to experience new things, be brave and challenge our normal routines. But, when it comes to the accommodation we stay in, we need the opposite, t ..read more
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Black-owned hostels to add to your travel wish list
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by Michaella Fenton
6M ago
We believe hostels can be some of the most inclusive places when you travel, and that doesn’t stop at the guests but includes staff and owners too. By choosing to support hostels owned by people of colour, you encourage a more diverse and inclusive travel industry and can leave a positive effect on the places you visit.  For Black History Month this year, we already shared our favourite Black creators, and now we’re shining a light on some of the amazing hostels around the world owned by Black entrepreneurs, driving change in their communities and inspiring future Black business owners.&n ..read more
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10 Black travel creators you should follow to inspire your next trip
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by Michaella Fenton
6M ago
Travel content creators are a source of inspiration for travel lovers all over the world. In fact, 85% of adults look to travel creators for recommendations before a trip! Representation is so important to show people from all backgrounds that they can travel, but unfortunately, the travel industry still lacks diversity, from the pilots who start our journeys to the bloggers who share theirs. Many Black  travel creators are turning to social media to discuss their positive and negative experiences, from places they felt at home, to issues of racial discrimination. We want to encourage all ..read more
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