World Travel 101 Travel Workshops
World Travel 101 Budget Travel Workshops are geared toward the first-time traveler planning a trip abroad. They are resource workshops and admission is FREE! Speakers are volunteers who have traveled extensively in the region. All workshops are held at the HI Travel Store, 1434 Second Street, Santa Monica. Workshops are subject to change or cancellation without notice — please call 310-393-3413 to confirm date and time.
The Los Angeles Council of Hostelling International USA presents an annual Travel Grant in the amount of $1,000 to an individual who is just beginning his or her travel experiences in life. It is the goal of the Los Angeles Council to encourage and promote the pursuit of world exploration and experiential learning (i.e. learning from direct life experiences) through this grant. The applicant’s abilities to learn from his or her unique real-world experiences and to share these experiences with HI-USA members upon returning from the trip play a large part in the selection process.
Spirit of Adventure Award
In 1991, the Los Angeles Council of HI-USA created the "Spirit of Adventure Award." This honorary award recognizes an individual (or individuals), regardless of age, who, through his or her experiences, has demonstrated outstanding enthusiasm and curiosity while traveling abroad.