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It's All About the CO

HI is a community of enlightened travelers. Curious, connected and conscious, we're all about sharing our adventures with each other. Here is a collection of stories, for all of the wanderers out there seeking to escape reality or planning their next escape.


20 articles

Five unreal and unexpected surfing destinations around the world

April 10, 2017

Surfing, you say? Sure we all know surfing, that sport that all the chiseled cool kids do in places like Hawaii and California where they all hang ten. These popular places buzz with protective locals, as well as tourists from all over the world for a reason:  they’re home to perfect surf conditions with jaw-dropping scenery. However as travelers, we’re always looking for new and exciting experiences, so try taking a chance and steer clear from the cliché spots. You might find something wonderful. 

Five travel scams I always avoid, and the one that got me

A big part of travelling is keeping your eyes open and your wits about you. But even the smartest travellers get caught sometimes.

April 30, 2017

What NOT to pack when backpacking

 Follow our tips to avoid overpacking for your next trip!

April 18, 2017

Far West: A guide to the best spots on Vancouver Island

While those of you on the East Coast are buried under blankets , jackets, and mountains of snow...the west coast of Canada is enjoying an even milder winter than normal (think 15 degrees and sunny in the middle of February). Although we hate rubbing it in, (really!) we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to escape the deep freeze of winter, and head west – far west – to visit some of the best BC has to offer; and explore Vancouver Island.

April 18, 2017

Today's Special: Mystery in Kyoto

An illustrated look at the hidden restaurants along Kyoto's Kamo River

April 13, 2017

4 Options to Work, Travel and Explore Western Canada!

A recent report by the QMI agency was released on the Journal de Québec website recently. It said that in the last decade, 60,855 young people from across Canada came to work in Alberta. Impressive, right? Is it a search for adventure or for money? Whichever you're after, you've come to the right place!

April 10, 2017

A beginner's guide to hostelling : what to pack and what to do

Firsts are full of both kinds of surprises, good ones and less good ones. To help you experience fewer of these last ones, I whipped up the below pieces of wisdom.

April 06, 2017

Five Incredible Berlin Neighborhoods

The German capital has a fascinating story and a unique vibe. Its streets are cut and crisscrossed by the Spree River so unlike most European towns, there is no clear city center.

April 04, 2017

How to understand Australian Slang

Here are some examples of Australian slang you will probably hear on your travels around the world and more importantly, if you ever decide to visit the Land Down Under!

March 29, 2017

The Best Coffee(s) in Canada

Even if some Europeans insist on saying that there is no good coffee in Canada, there are actually many places to visit to get your fill of caffeine… good and tasty caffeine!

March 27, 2017

Travel and Gender: thoughts from a non-heterosexual and non-cisgender traveller

"That gender is as pertinent in the world as it is infuriates me, but that doesn’t mean it can be ignored" 

March 22, 2017
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