Katie Dawes

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The Greek God Hades, Lord of the Underworld

The Life and Times of the Ruler of the Dead<p>The Greeks called him the Unseen One, the Wealthy One, Pluoton, and Dis. But few considered the god Hades …

The Number-One Reason You Should Stay in Hostels

I remember the first time I ever booked a hostel room. My dad nonchalantly informed me that he was not, in fact, Liam Neeson — ergo, he would not be …

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10 Truly Awesome Hostels You'll Never Want to Leave

Making hostels your preferred lodging option is an economical choice—but it doesn’t have to mean putting up with seedy digs or a lack of</b> …

10 Destination-Worthy Hostels to Book Into

Hostels offer inexpensive accommodation to travelers who want to experience the world, but sometimes the hostel is an experience in itself.<p>Imagine …

Dorm dilemmas: packing tips for hostel hoppers

Creaky bunk beds, busy showers and an impressive variety of noises at 3am – no one said hostel living would easy. Fortunately there are many simple hacks to make life easier, and having a well-organised bag is a great place to start, especially when limited space and shared facilities are thrown …

Backpacking

Meet the New Wave of Luxury Hostels

In the hotel world, luxury is one of those words that many evoke but few can define. What is luxury, really? Is it being away from it all or being …

Hospitality

Stranded for two years on an Arctic island, this woman miraculously survived by shooting seals

Ada Blackjack went on the expedition to make money to care for her son<p>Ada Blackjack never asked for adventure, but it found her nonetheless. By 1921, …

Ethnography

Akkadian Empire: The World's First Empire

Mesopotamia was the location for an empire founded by Sargon the Great<p>As far as we know, the world's first empire was formed in 2350 B.C.E. by Sargon …

Ancient History

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

European Travel

Long Before The Internet Social Media, There Was A ‘Meme’ That Went ‘Viral’ During World War II

<b>Meme: (noun) an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.</b><p>He's a bald …

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Australia

From Darwin to Damore - the ancient art of using "science" to mask prejudice

Charles Darwin, working at a time when women had little legal rights, declared “woman is a kind of adult child”.<p>“In addition to the Left’s affinity …

Impatient to return to the UK, a British royal rushed through Partition and created a bloodbath

The midnight between Aug. 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India, and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism.<p>It was hardly a joyous moment: A botched process of partition saw the slaughter of more than a …

Quaker Street Cafe: Coffee, Cake & Street Art in Shoreditch, London

There’s something about coffee that just seems to inspire creativity. The stimulation from caffeine and rush of energy from my spoonful of sugar can …

England

The Ultimate Hostel Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Hostel, such taboo things sometimes. For some reason, they have a somewhat bad reputation, so much so that a lot of travelers choose to avoid them. …

Hospitality

How to visit the Arcadia Backpacker Hostel’s awesome waterpark in Cambodia

THE ARCADIA BACKPACKER HOSTEL in Kampot (a small town in the south of Cambodia) sits on the Preaek Tuek Chhu River. Instead of using their 150m of …

Water Parks

10 Of The BEST Hostels In Europe 2017

<i>This article on 10 of the best hostels in Europe is an extract from my book: The Hostel Guide: The Ultimate Backpackers Guide to Staying and Working</i> …

How to Choose a Hostel Bed Like a Pro

Your first stay in a hostel can be a daunting experience. I’m here to help you have the best possible hostel experience, and although a good night’s …

Hostels

Photographer Creates Abandoned Miniature Hostel

Mexican photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has appeared in posts from all over the world with the incredible work he has created for Audi.<p>The …

Budget Doesn’t Mean Crap! 10 Amenities to Look for in the Best Hostels

Tired of Travelling Solo? My 3 Tips on Finding a Travel Buddy You Love<p>4 Wild House Sitting Adventures from Ryan Biddulph<p>Screw Instagram! Why It’s OK …

Asia Travel

Beloved Leadville Hostel for Sale

For $625,000, you could own the highest hostel in the United States.<p>769<p>SHARES<p>Picture it: 41 beds, divided among private and dorm-style rooms. Onsite …

FLOW Hostel

FLOW Hostel occupies the second floor of a historic building in Budapest. PRTZN Architecture was asked to turn the whole area into a hostel with 98 beds for young tourists traveling on a budget. In addition to creating shared rooms for four to eight guests, the architects built a series of communal …

Hostels

Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship from the People Making a Real Impact

There is clearly a balance to be struck between making a profit and making an impact (of the social variety). How do you straddle that line?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding a balance between profit and social impact has long been an issue for entrepreneurs. It's …

Entrepreneurship