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Learn the Formula to a Funny Story for Your Next Presentation

Unless you're a natural comedian, it's hard to come up with our own comedic material. This three step formula helps anyone come up with an easily …

Goodbye Ugly Futons: A Laid-Back Lounger That Transforms To Sleep One

They're a cheap and easy way to add some extra sleeping space to your apartment, but futons are a sure sign that you're either in college, just …

The Coolest Hostel Stays Around The World From Booking.com

Whether you're a college student about to embark on your semester abroad in Europe or a traveler just looking to save money -- you need to know which hostels to book.<p>Booking.com decided to launch <i>The Booking Truth</i>, a collection of insights based on their 21 million reviews. Using this information, …

Six ways technology is changing the way we shop

Gadgetry is so intertwined with our daily lives that the physical shop is about to be transformed by innovations that will make the shopping experience more fulfilling, open up a plethora of new marketing opportunities and lead to huge savings for both business and customer. Here are some of the …

10 Awesome Ways to Take Advantage of Smart Home Technology

In our ever-changing hi-technology world it seems like everyone is turning to “smart” technology. From the phone and tablet you carry in your pocket …

Luxury Hotels: Marriott Bets Big With 8 Brands, Explosive Growth

When Marriott International acquired controlling interest of Ritz-Carlton Hotels 16 years ago, few consumers noticed. Ritz-Carlton remains one of the world’s most venerable luxury brands, especially in the hotel sector, and even today few travelers associate it with its parent company. Marriott …

Dialogue of 5 travelers on their first night in Rome [script]

Conversations of 5 Travelers on Their First Night in… Rome.<p>Fade in:<p>Int. Hostel common area — night<p>BLAISE is pouring wine for KEIRA, CELESTE, LUCAS, …

Airbnb Experiments With ‘Experiences,’ Offering Everything From Bike Tours To Home-Cooked Meals

Traditionally, we’ve come to know Airbnb as a place where guests find accommodations in unique spaces, and as a platform for hosts to make extra money by opening their homes up to strangers. But over the last few months, the company has been quietly testing out a platform for connecting visitors …

The Trendiest Hotel In Times Square Lives Up To The Hype

The hotels are a combination of high design — with work from artists like Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle lining the walls — and high tech — with high-speed touchscreen check-in and complimentary Samsung Galaxy tablets that control everything in the rooms.<p>The brand's emphasis is on affordable …

Hostel Terraces, Partys, and beautiful Design – Top 5 Hostel Picks « Unique Hostels « Hostels « Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

2. Crossroad Backpackers Hongdae Seoul, South Korea<p>The Crossroad Backpackers Hostel in Seoul is a creatively designed hostel in the center of Seoul. …

European Travel

8 Things that Separate Great Hostels from Average Hostels

[section]"Hostel." How can one word evoke so many different pictures in different people's minds? Depending on how much traveling a person has done, …

European Travel

Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?

[section]"We should open a hostel!"How many of you have uttered that statement before?Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who …

Boutique hostels in Europe: maximum style, minimum budget

Forget nights in cramped, drab dorms, these gorgeous, brilliantly-located hostels are clean and comfortable, with stylish extras that make them feel more like a chic hotel – without the price tag

How to choose a hostel

<b>Every journey starts at home, behind a computer, when we are deciding where to go. Then we buy the plane ticket and choose a hostel, which is a very</b> …

5 Perks of Staying in a Hostel

Josh and I enjoy a variety of accommodations when we travel. However, we have realized that when we first decide to visit a destination we always …

Startup pitch: Hallways creates a digital social layer for the hostel experience

Hallways is a social network geared towards connecting backpackers staying in hostels. By connecting these travelers with a specific style of travel, …

Hospitality

10 of the best luxury hostels in Europe – in pictures

What does £10 or £20 a night get you in Europe? More than you'd think at these sumptuous hostels in fantastic locations. Find large rooms, original, stylish design, all-day breakfasts and cool on-site bars. All have been tried and tested by budget traveller, Kash Bhattacharya, who is currently …

Travel tips: a hybrid Reykjavik hotel-hostel, plus terribly posh tea

Take me there: Hlemmur Square, Reykjavik<p>Is it a hostel? Is it a hotel? It's both! Hlemmur Square is the latest example of a new breed of hybrid accommodation combining the lively communal areas of a hostel with the amenities of a hotel. Depending on your budget you can bed down in a stylish shared …

7 characters you meet at every hostel

Mention a drunk Australian and I’ll throw down cash money I can describe the guy you’re thinking of. Really tall, at least 6’3” (or about 192cm for …

Hostels

How to be a hostel douchebag

Staying in a hostel is a rite of passage on the backpacker trail, where you have the chance to meet some really cool people, some decent people, and …

Generator Hostels’ Contemporary Cool Hits Venice

Stirred, Not Shaken: Bombay Sapphire's Zestful Mission to Foster Creativity<p>The Story-Telling Finesse of Derek Castiglioni's Gardens<p>"Life Is Ibiza": …

The 12 Most Awesome Hostels In The World

When you're sick of those run-of-the-mill hostels where the most exciting thing on the brochure is Spaghetti Wednesdays, you know it's time for a shakeup.<p>Book one of these unique, weird and just plain offbeat hostel experiences, and your 26-person sleepover will never feel the same again.<p><b>Lock a</b> …

New Breckenridge Hostel Might be Nicest You've Ever Seen

The Breckenridge Bivvi<p>The Bivouac, or the Bivvi, is revolutionizing the Breckenridge lodging scene with high-end <b>hostel accommodations</b>. Six of the Bivvi's ten rooms are classic hotel rooms, while four are what they call "contemporary hostel." This means <b>$45-a-person bunk beds</b> made from Norwegian Pine …

The Hoscar Awards For Best Hostels Have Been Announced By Hostelworld.com

Film buffs may be glued to their televisions next Sunday for the annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles when the 2014 Oscars will be announced, but for travelers on a budget, another series of awards may provide some practical inspiration.<p>The 2014 Hoscars, annual hostel awards organized by …

How to have sex in hostels

This should go without saying, but, if you’re having penetrative sex, especially with a new partner, you should be using barrier methods. If you’re …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …