Hostelling International offers free, travel education workshops for both youth and adults, teaching the skills necessary for fun, safe, and rewarding trips.
In addition to getting tips on research and planning, budgeting, packing light, and saving money, participants learn to explore the world with cultural and environmental sensitivity, and with an open mind.
Credo of the Peaceful Traveler
Grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the world
and because peace begins with the individual,
I affirm my personal responsibility and commitment to:
Journey with an open mind and gentle heart
Accept with grace and gratitude the diversity I encounter
Revere and protect the natural environment which sustains all life
Appreciate all cultures I discover
Respect and thank my hosts for their welcome
Offer my hand in friendship to everyone I meet
Support travel services that share these views and act upon them and,
By my spirit, words and actions, encourage others to travel the world in peace
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism