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get to know the summer 2018 travel grants awardees!

The Youth Travel Foundation is happy to present the Summer 2018 Solo Travel, Group Travel and Mary Barclay awardees! To know more about their travel projects, follow the link below. YTF's team and board join their voices to congratulate and thank everyone who sent an application and wish them all safe and fun travels!

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Linda and Lexi

linda and lexi's blog has been launched!

It's been a few months now since Linda and Lexi (2017 Mary Barclay awardees) started their New Zealand journey and since they left home, they collected a great deal of memories and adventures, which they share with us in their blog. Everyday anecdotes and dog-friendly destinations star in this blog that shows us the beauty of New Zealand and joys of living with a pet. 



#sleepforpeace : KEVIN & BILLY won the contest!

Kevin & Billy are the happy winners of the 2017 Sleep for Peace grant. This money will most surely come handy to help them achieve their next video project, which will be filmed in Iceland in June. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!


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#sleepforpeace : a successful campaign

On September 21st, International Peace Day, Hostelling International Canada collected a $1 for each overnight spent in its participating hostels. The money collected was donated  to the YTF to support the development of its Sleep for Peace grant. The campaign raised $1861, which will be redistributed in 2018. Thanks to HI Canada and its travellers for their generosity!