HostelBookers’ Halloween

Backpackers beware: from the Bermuda Triangle to Loch Ness and the Roswell Desert, the world is a strange and unpredictable place. Traveling – that great journey into the unknown – can sometimes be a pretty scary experience, too. And we’re not just...

12 Creepy Sights That Will Scare You Silly

Displayed human bones, gateways to the underworld, statues with life-like teeth… all the things of which haunt our nightmares are just in our imagination, right? Well, these sights actually exist, should you seek them out. Step into the world of...

12 Grisly Nibbles for a Gruesome Halloween

Halloween is almost here – time for fancy dress parties, that one girl who took ‘slutty vampire’ a bit too far and cute children knocking on your door looking to eat every treat you have stashed away… It also means...

Scare Yourself Silly in these Haunted Hostels for Halloween

Let’s celebrate Halloween – the scariest day on the cultural calendar, when all your favourite ghosts, ghouls and living dead souls come out to play… To help you do just that, we’ve put together a list of the most haunted...

Halloween in New York in 50 Pictures

– Compiled by Victoria Philpott Halloween in New York City – where better to celebrate the 31 October? On the New York Streets you’ll find the best Halloween costumes, the craziest Halloween decorations and the most uniquely carved pumpkins. New York’s famous...

What’s Happening in October?

Wanna know what’s happening around the world in October? Take a look at these cool and kooky October festivals… 1. Phuket Vegetarian Festival, Thailand What: Sounds innocent, right? The Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand is probably one of the most shocking organised...

Halloween in Dublin: Backpacker Things to do


In Celtic Ireland, November 1st was the festival of samhain, which literally translates as “the end of summer”. Festivities would begin the evening before on October 31st, and would include feasting, bonfires and, er, sometimes live sacrifices (animal or...

Friday 13th: 13 Fun Facts

Friday 13th, the day many associate with bad luck, evil or just plain bad luck. But why? Here are 13 fun facts about Friday 13th. Oh, and don’t worry, nothing bad will happen to you if you read this post. Unless of course, it’s...