San Francisco based company Hostelling International, is seeking short (150-250 words), personal stories from travelers about their experiences hostelling. Stories can be funny, serious, romantic, touching, as long as they’re true.

The winners will be chosen by a jury made up of professional travel writers and other travel industry folks. All winning stories will be printed in a special 50th anniversary commemorative publication.

How to apply: Enter online at:

Entries may also be mailed, along with name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, to:

Adventures in Hostelling Writing Contest
HI-USA Golden Gate Council
425 Divisadero Street #307
San Francisco, CA 94117
USANo fee to enter the contest.

-One Grand Prize winner will receive a voucher for round-trip, international travel on American Airlines.
-Three Jury Prize winners will each receive a Flip Video camera.
-Honorable Mention winners will each receive a one-year Hostelling International membership

Deadline to enter: July 15, 2008.

For more information and full contest rules, visit:

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