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17 moral dilemmas every backpacker faces

September 16, 2019

Top bunk vs. bottom bunk and other existential quandaries.

10 cozy Canadian foods to try this winter

Warm yums for cold tums

November 04, 2019
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4 good reasons HI Ottawa Jail is proooobably definitely haunted

A deep dive into the facts

October 23, 2019
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Who knew hostelling with kids could be so great?

Having kids doesn’t mean you have to stop staying in hostels.

October 23, 2019
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13 fights you’ll inevitably have with your travel companion

Nothing can tear you two apart, right? But have you ever been hangry in a foreign country?

October 15, 2019
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How to Marie Kondo your backpack

Pack less stuff and more joy.

October 15, 2019
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11 Canadian hostels within walking distance of a brewery

We did this very important research so you don’t have to.

October 04, 2019
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How to get a job in a hostel in Canada (and why you want to)

Insider tips for landing that travel #dreamjob

September 20, 2019
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13 free or cheap things you gotta do this fall in Canada

‘Cause I’m freeee, free-falling...

September 12, 2019
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8 Vancouver hikes you can get to without a car

No car? Wanna hike? Vancouver’s the kind of place where that doesn’t matter one bit.

September 09, 2019
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For me (and my parents), hostels are the safest way to travel

A week in Cape Town had me and my parents worried… til I met my dorm mates.

August 23, 2019
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13 ways to squeeze every last drop out of summer, starting now

Is it too much to ask for summer to last forever?

August 20, 2019
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