Every winter and spring, travelers in California can enjoy front-row seats for a spectacular show as thousands of magnificent grey whales make their annual migration along the Pacific coast.
Thanks to all of you who responded to our call last October to vote for the Pigeon Point Lighthouse to receive an American Express Partners in Preservation grant. During a six-week public voting period, 25 historic sites in the San Francisco Bay Area competed for a total of $1 million in preservation funding from American Express.
As a popular form of travel that has engaged and inspired many millions of people since its inception early in this past century, hostelling as a global movement is preparing to celebrate 100 years of bringing people together through travel.
HI members are cordially invited to the Golden Gate Council's Annual Member Party on January 31. This year, in addition to the members reception and board of directors election, we are pleased to host Scott Stoll, a former San Francisco Bay Area resident who will share his adventures bicycling around the world.
Looking for unique holiday gift ideas? The gift of hostelling--whether a membership, gift certificate, scholarship, or donation--is a gift that will be appreciated for years to come!