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Hiker/Biker discounts at the Redwood and Point Reyes Hostels

Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. Even with hybrid cars growing in popularity among drivers, there's still no real alternative to the power of your own two feet, to get you where you're going without leaving a significant ecological footprint. Besides, hiking and biking are both healthy and fun, and ensure you get a chance to "stop and smell the roses" along the way.

HI-San Diego hosts peace building conference, March 7-9

In March, the San Diego Council of Hostelling International USA hosts "Peace-ing Communities Together," a peace building conference for young adults ages 18-29. Held at the House of Pacific Relations and International Cottages in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park, the conference includes workshops, panel discussions with local leaders, and other events designed to teach participants how to become involved with peace building efforts in their communities. Specific workshop topics include cross-cultural communication, understanding the world through travel, grassroots action, and conflict mediation in the day-to-day.