The temperature may be dropping all across the country, but the sun is still shining strong in California's state capital. Wintertime is a great season to visit Sacramento, and the Sacramento Hostel is sweetening the deal with the perfect excuse for a Gold Country weekend getaway!
Since the first hostel opened its doors in Germany in 1909, there have been over 1.2 billion overnight stays in hostels by travelers worldwide. Last year alone, travelers from more than 100 countries spent nearly one million nights in Hostelling International USA's 75 hostels. Now, with the international hostelling movement gearing up for it’s centennial in 2009, HI-USA members, alumni, supporters, and travel enthusiasts alike are coming together to propose a U.S. postage stamp to honor this history.
The year may be coming to a close, but you can still catch the Hawaiki Nui Canoe Race in Tahiti or Tulcea Winter Carnival in Romania… or simply read about them in Lonely Planet's Blue List 2007 while curled up on your couch. Get your own copy of the Blue List, and start planning your trips for the new year ahead!
The snow is already piling up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, launching another one of Canada's legendary six-month winters. Alberta's Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort have kicked off their 2007-2008 season, and skiers and snowboarders are already hitting the slopes.
By exceeding federal and state environmental regulations and working to conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and reduce waste, the Point Reyes Hostel is now certified as a Marin County Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program.