Jul06

Unique and Unusual Hostels

Traveling the world gets expensive. Hostels can help cut back some of that cost and lets you meet people and experience things that you likely wouldn’t see if you took the more conventional vacation approach. But a cheap hostel doesn’t have to be a dingy room you share with everybody else in the country. To get all of the benefits of hostel hopping while still experiencing quality digs, check out these truly unique hostels.   1. Jumbo Stay, Stockholm, Sweden   If you’re in the middle of a long tour around the globe, climbing into a plane to spend the night is probably the last thing that you want to do. But this hostel will change your mind. This Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet has been converted into 26 rooms that give your plenty of room to stretch out and great views. The luxury suite up in the cockpit has an ensuite bathroom and the best view of all the planes coming and going out of Arlanda Airport, which is just a ten minute walk away. All of the rooms come with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. The on-board big screen displays all the arrivals and departures at the airport, perfect if you’re catching a flight the next day. For more information, check out this site:      2. Anak Ranch, Mongolia, Mongolia As a world traveler, you should appreciate the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongolian tribes who lived in yurts or gers. And at Anak Ranch, you can imitate them. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the Mongolian wilderness, which is desolate and yet somehow beautiful. The price of a room includes a tour by horseback, so mount up and see the country the way it was meant to be seen. Then head back for the night and enjoy some of the authentic, homegrown food they’ll serve up to you. And while your yurt was designed to break down and move pretty easily, it’s more than sturdy enough to withstand anything nature throws at it while you get a good night’s sleep to prep for tomorrow’s adventure.  For more information, check out this site:    3. Zhangzhou Wei Qun Lou Inn, Zhangzhou, China  Once you get up into the mountains of China, everything is worth seeing, and this hostel is no exception. It is such a perfect representation of the local Hakka culture it’s been given UNESCO World Heritage status. The crazy layout, four circles around a square, was carefully planned to form the Hakka symbol for wisdom and diligence. The views from each of the rooms is amazing, complete with balcony. The interiors are decorated in traditional...

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Mar29

Want to get Away? No, really far away? Unique Travel Destinations.

So  you are on the lam, running from the law, and don’t want anyone find you, or just really want to get away from it all?We’ve got some far out destinations for ya. These are not the vacations your friends have taken nor are they for everyone, but if the usual tourist laden tour isn;t cutting it for you, these remote locations, often a chore to get to, will find you in really another world all together. You will experience a complete detachment to your life as you know it and more than likely come back with a new outlook on life. Here is our top 8 list on remote destinations for you to really get a break from the stress we constantly face on our everyday lives.       1 – Tibet – This is just like taking a step back. If you go to Tibet, you will certainly change your life and come back completely renewed. If you really visit the country with cleverness, you can visit temples and caves that date back hundreds of years, and learn from a culture that has more knowledge to share than what anyone would ever be able to handle on their own. There’s so much knowledge in Tibet, it’s almost unbelievable. Furthermore, the Himalayas are in the backdrop of the country, and there you can see the biggest mountain in the world – truly an amazing place to be at.  Find out more at Tibet.org   2 – Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland – That was hard to read, wasn’t it? Greenland might be big, but due to its remote location it doesn’t have a lot of people living in it. In the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit there are only 500 inhabitants, which means people have a lot of space to do whatever they want to in there (respecting the law, that is). Visitors can do a lot of actives such as dog sledding and trophy hunting. Furthermore, just to get there you’ll need to take a plane, and then travel from the airport to Ittoqqortoormiit in a helicopter!Find out more at Greenland.comantartica       3 – Antarctica – If you really want to get away, this is the place to go. It’s at the bottom of planet Earth and if you don’t want to go there, you will want to! Besides being the South Pole, it is filled up with penguins and seals that’ll make the whole thing a lot cuter! There’s lot of things to do in Antarctica, but admiring the wildlife and the natural scenario will the things you do the most, simply because they will blow your mind. Getting there...

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Mar22

Top Inspirational Travel Quotes

  Travel quotes to get you out there, if even only for a brief moment. Paw has some favorite and one that applies  to many things in life. “Someday is not a day of the week” In other words, get off your ass, don’t; just talk, Make it happen.  -Janet Dailey These are shared by Bhaskar Chanda 10 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Motivate the Travleler in You from Bhaskar...

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Mar12

Top 5 Surf Spots

In this video by DOSE, Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wikey, Roxy surfer girls, tell us their favorite places to surf.  Kelia and Monyca both started surfing as kids and the time they were 14 they were kicking ass in professional competitions!  Needless to say, they know the water!  So what’s on their list of Top 5 Surf Spots? Let’s take a look.   1.) First up is Waikiki.  Waikiki was Kelia’s first wave.   Beginner surfers can paddle out to a fun, easy break called Canoes.  Intermediate surfers can try Queens.  More experienced wave rides would have the best time at Populars.    2.) Next up is Hamoa Beach on Maui.  Monyca grew up surfing Hamoa’s barrels as a young surfer girl.  While Hamoa is a sick break, it’s also mighty powerful and exposed to rips so it’s best for experienced surfers only!   3.)  Kelia and Monyca both love Cold Springs in the Mentawais Islands of Indonesia.  Cold Springs (also called Roxies) is total warm-water paradise! You have to take a boat to get out there, but it’s worth it!    4.) Lower Trestles, fourth on Kelia and Monyca’s list, is a great spot! You can go there to surf, barbecue, hang, surf again, and leave.  There are always a lot of people in the water at Trestles, but there are also plenty of waves to go around.  So don’t sweat the crowds!   5.) Last on their list is La Bamba, in Salina Cruz, Mexico.  La Bamba is a nice, easy break with rides that seem to last forever.  The beach is surrounded by craggy peaks and green carpeted mountains.  Long rides with epic visuals? Sold!   This globe is littered with tons of incredible surf spots.  But, from the girls who know, these breaks you don’t want to miss!  Want to see more? Here is a great collection of sizzzlin surf action. [Show...

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Mar10

Contest: PAW Correspondant

Want to be part of our team.? Party Around The World is in search of PAW Correspondants to deliver us happening stories around the world. Send us a video or link of your work and you may be chosen to be part of the team or have your video featured on our site.   SUBMIT...

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Mar10

Top 10 Spring Breaks

  Spring Break is still the favorite time of year for college and high school students across the country. Picking a place to go can sometimes be daunting—flights, hotels, friends, who can make it, are all decisions to think about at a time when the last thing you want to do is think more.  Naturally, everyone wants to go to the cool spot, to have that epic week that they can look back on, for the rest of their lives. Here at Party Around the World, we get that, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 places to go for spring break this year! While some awesome beach spots did make the list, Spring Break according to Business Insider has shifted over the last few years to include lower budget (less airfare) and closer trips. While not the typical bikini jaunts we are used to seeing, this top cities still offer sunny destinations, great nightlife and some awesome festivals that will still make for a fun trip 1. Las Vegas, Nevada —where a version of Spring Break lasts throughout the summer. Vegas’ reputation precedes her, so if you want a fun Spring Break location without leaving the country, head to Vegas, Baby! It’s 24/7. You’ve got non stop fun, day and night. While the sun is up, tan and rage at the pool parties and at night endless options of bars and clubs to stroll.  Knock out some of those hangovers with the endless, bottomless brunches and all you can eat buffets along with many other fine dining spots to choose from. For ladies the shopping is world class too. A girls’ got to look good on the dance floor. The casinos are almost an afterthought but if you’re feelin lucky, why not drop some coin down?  You may not only came back with some fine memories, but some winnings as well. 2. Panama City, Florida—Still one of the top Spring Break cities in the world, Panama City is full of wild parties and awesome fun. If you aren’t comfortable leaving the country for Spring Break, then Panama City should be a no brainer. Head down and join the sexy men and women for the parties, the beaches, the sunsets, and the beautiful flora and fauna. 3. New Orleans, Louisiana—New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras, but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the incredible city for Spring Break. In fact, we encourage partaking in the Cajun and Creole cuisine, shopping at great vintage shops, and partying your night away. New Orleans is one of America’s great cities, so keep her in mind when planning Spring Break. 4. Hawaii—America does have...

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