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2009-11-02 09:21:00

DUBLIN, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostelworld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market, today announced its "Sleep Credit" discount giveaway, which gives travelers a $10 credit towards their next reservation when booking a three night stay. $30,000 worth of sleep credits will be awarded during the promotion. Starting on Wednesday, November 4th at 7 a.m. GMT, guests who book a three night minimum stay on Hostelworld.com in London, New...

2009-10-22 08:00:00

EDINBURGH, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An unbeatable blend of landscapes, rivers and lochs, as well as some first-class operators, make Scotland one of Europe's foremost adventure sports and travel destinations. In fact, you could be forgiven for thinking that Scotland was designed with adventure in mind. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/363903 ) Testament to this is Scotland's success in bidding to host the Adventure Travel Trade Association's 2010 Adventure...

2009-08-12 15:07:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no where in the world that rivals South Beach as a young, hip place for late-night partying. Its prices also are second-to-none, with cocktails at trendy clubs typically $15 or more and hotel room rates out of reach for 20-something visitors from drive-in markets looking for a fun-filled night out. What's a partier to do? Enter The South Beach Hostel, a recently rejuvenated lodging option for young people around Florida in search of a...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

DUBLIN, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostelworld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market, today announced their biggest promotion ever -- the Hostelworld.com Worldwide Golden Ticket Giveaway. To celebrate the company's milestone 10th anniversary, Hostelworld.com will distribute 10 golden tickets in 10 days to 10 lucky winners. Between July 27th and August 5th, customers that book online on Hostelworld.com, at any of their 20,000...

2009-07-08 13:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has developed guidelines and a demonstration campsite that can help campers reduce their impact on the environment, Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck said today. "Normally we think of tent camping as a fairly natural activity, but there are things that campers can do differently to limit the impact they have on their outdoor surroundings," Norbeck said. "Using a 'green' approach...

2009-05-17 07:41:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Tourism Malaysia to Showcase Adventure Tourism Offerings at Adrenaline Sports Live, Presented by Rani Adrenaline junkies take note, there's a hot new adventure tourism destination on the horizon! If you are an adrenaline-junkie, looking for a taste of adventure sports against a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop, consider Malaysia for your next jaunt. Adventure Tours to Malaysia will enable you to have access to...

2009-05-06 08:17:00

Students can search by themes such as Backpacking and Best Cities for Singles WALTHAM, Mass., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online student and faculty travel provider StudentUniverse.com today introduced the new "FarePlay" feature to help travelers search destinations and airfares faster and easier than ever just in time for the busy summer travel season. The FarePlay service allows students to search for cheap airfares by region of the world or by theme such as Popular European Cities or...

2009-04-09 12:30:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning eco tour company Natural Habitat Adventures has announced the expansion of its operation with a tour company devoted to Asia travel, Asia360 (http://www.asia360travel.com). Natural Habitat Adventures purchased pioneering Asia tour provider Snow Lion Expeditions and is re-launching the company under the Asia360 name "to reflect its focus on all of Asia and our commitment to all-encompassing, deeply rewarding travel experiences," said...

2009-03-20 08:45:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Travel Sobek is proud to announce its 40th anniversary in 2009 as the oldest and most experienced adventure travel company in the U.S. To celebrate this milestone, they are giving away 40 FREE trips to some of their most popular destinations including Macchu Pichu, Morocco, and the Swiss Alps. Travelers who book an adventure by April 17th for 2009 travel can bring a companion free on select departures, but hurry, once the 40 trips are...

2009-01-19 16:54:10

Volunteering, especially by older people, may be linked to living longer, a U.S. newsletter suggests. The Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource reports older people who volunteer have lower rates of heart disease and live longer than their peers who are not volunteering. The studies show realizing the health benefits of volunteering requires a commitment of 40 to 100 hours a year -- or a couple of hours a week. If you who would like get started as a volunteer, the newsletter suggests: --...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'