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6 Tips For Opening up a Successful Hostel

Shannon Ullman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Opening up your very own hostel is a great way to break into the travel industry. You'll be a business owner who gets plenty of face time with people from all over the world. Plus, opening up a hostel can be an outlet for creativity while earning an income. If you want your hostel to be successful in today's competitive market, check out these top tips.

Hostel Territory: The Down Low On No Frills Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Shared rooms, shared bathrooms, shared kitchen, and a ton of backpackers. Why, it's a hostel! Here's the great irony of booking a great hotel: How o...

Herding Cattle Into the Seductive Depravity of Hollywood's Great Karmic Corral (part 1 of 2)

Steve Robertson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Steve Robertson

I love movies and see almost everything that comes out from Hollywood (with the exception of horror and vulgar films), Foreign filmmakers and the Docu...

Herding Cattle Into the Seductive Depravity of Hollywood's Great Karmic Corral (Part 2)

Steve Robertson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Steve Robertson

Herding Cattle Into the Seductive Depravity of Hollywood's Great Karmic Corral (Part 2 of 2) And now, for plethora of Horror films that feature the t...

10 Things to Know Before Staying in a Hostel

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

The word "hostel" conjures up a variety of images for the novice and experienced traveler alike; bunk beds, saving money, strangers snoring, new friends, and bed bugs are just a few of the myriad of impressions that people have, deserved or not, about staying in hostels.

Ways to Save Money on a Last-Minute Summer Trip

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Jason Alderman

Start with a notion that's a bit counter-intuitive. To become an effective travel bargain hunter, planning is essential. In fact, embrace travel as a hobby, looking for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals. Here's how to begin.

The Hautest Place In Paris Is... A Hostel?!

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's perfect for solo travelers who want to mix and mingle but also value their privacy, and at 45 euros per person for a single room it's a welcome addition to the budget space in the pricey French capital.

5 Hostels That Are Nicer Than Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

The Active Times | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Planning a trip -- especially an international one -- is a difficult task when you're trying to find the best of everything at a reasonable price. For those of us on a strict budget (practically all of us), value becomes that much more important.

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

East India Youth: The Sound That Launched a Record Label

Lisa Siva | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Siva

Two years ago, if you had approached John Doran about starting a record label, he might have laughed. He might even have told you that it would be akin to setting fire to your savings account "while simultaneously flushing your own head down a toilet."

Traveling With UNESCO

Alex Wirth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Alex Wirth

As a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO I am quite familiar with the organization, yet I did not expect the impact it would have on my trip. This led to a number of reflections.

Mike Ryan

What The 'Hostel' Director Would Do With 'Star Wars'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment

Eli Roth is a huge "Star Wars" fan. Last year, when I solicited opinions from contemporary filmmakers about "Star Wars" for a piece on the original fi...

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Read More: Strauss, Syria, Treasury Department, Mongolia, Migraine, Kapuziner, Hosanna, Havana, Rapping, Benedictine Sisters, Blood Sausage, Buena Vista Social Club, Coffee, Taxi Cab Drivers, Salsa, Superbowl; Obama Fundraiser, Orlando Hernandez Pedroso, Argentina, Bette Midler, Lucy and Ethel, German, Kardashians, Cabaret, Freud, Cafe Landtmann, Yapping, Stallions, Sean Carter, Lyrics, Dumplings, Blonde, Mr. Sandman, Doner Kebab, Hungarian, Tandoori Chicken, Katy Perry, Cole Porter, I Got Rhythm, 3/4 Time, Cigars, Wild Eagles, Persian Caviar, Schwartzenegger, Cuba, Olives, Black Beans, Vivienne Westwood, Solange, Vanillekipferl, Puppini Sisters, Anniversary, The Danube, El Duque, Desi, Papayas, Sasha , Melange, Cafe Cubano, Civics, Malia, Sisterhood, Hostel, Carmelite Nuns, Sisters, Korea, Celia Cruz, Cuban Cigars, Rosemary Clooney, Fashion, Manna, Nostalgia, Vienna Austria, George Gershwin, Vienna, Spanish, Black Pudding, Vocal Coach, Pastries, Spiritain-Ment, Siestas, Turkish Figs, Euros, Rosie Clooney, Desi Arnaz, Beyonce, Educational Exchange, Hemingway, Dazzling Damsels, Gershwin, Colombia, Tito Puente, Melting Pot, Oriental, Pistachios, Diplomatic Relations, Pesos, Serena, Venus, Vienna Convention, Rihanna, Romantic, Sugar Ramos, Waltz, Bandana, Lipizzaner-Horses, Frijoles Negros, Language Lab, Platanos, Jay Z, Marcella Puppini, Tango, Goulash, Mediterranean, FSK 13 Culture Festival, Blue Danube, Cartagena, Croatian, Slovakian, Stephanushaus, Babalu, Rochusmarket, Wienerschnitzel, Travel News
Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.

Movie Review: Evil Dead

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

To say that Evil Dead is a film for a specific audience is an understatement. If things like dismemberment and self-mutilation make you queasy -- as they would any normal person -- then you probably shouldn't even visit the same multiplex where this film is showing.

Mike Ryan

Eli Roth's Lost 'Phantom Menace' Takedown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

Turns out Eli Roth, the director of "Hostel," was not a fan of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." At least he wasn't back in 1999, when he w...

Interview: Guillermo del Toro gets Dark

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Guillermo del Toro finally got the chance to make the movie he loved as a child -- or, rather, the movie he thought he loved.

HuffPost Review: The Killer Inside Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's a case where style (and the uber-creepy performance by Casey Affleck) inject the film with an energy and tension that almost compensate for its flaws.