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5 ways hostels make the world a better place

September 12, 2022

When young people come together from all around the world under the same roof, you can’t help but start to appreciate our similarities and differences. Here’s how hostels do it.

8 ways to get the very best of shoulder season travel

Ah, the sweet spot between summer and winter... here’s how to make the most of it.

September 07, 2022
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How to travel more and fly less

In times when airports have been chaotic, it might be time to swap boarding passes for bikes and TSA lines for train rides.
August 09, 2022
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8 mesmerizing Québec hikes to see the fall foliage

Forget hibernation... it's time to lace up those hiking boots!

September 14, 2022
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8 of Canada’s most delicious cheese destinations

Skip restaurants, head to these cheese shops instead. If you’re travelling on a budget, it doesn’t get any feta than this!
September 09, 2022
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How a solo trip to Vancouver sparked confidence to explore on my own

Travelling alone in Canada prompts the kind of self discovery and independence that lends nicely to future adventures.
August 24, 2022
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Back to the Rockies: What's changed and what's stayed the same

With travel restrictions gone, here's what the Rockies looked like this summer.
August 19, 2022
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What if we all became global citizens?

There's nothing quite like the art of travelling that reminds us of how closely we're all connected.
August 17, 2022
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A hosteller's guide to travelling green

Taking small actions like the ones suggested here can lead to positive change—for us, the earth and generations of travellers to come!

July 26, 2022
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Our best Canadian hostels for summer stargazing

If you’re travelling in western Canada, here’s where to stay to catch the best of the shooting stars.
July 26, 2022
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Beyond poutine: 8 foods you have to try on your next trip to Québec

Don’t let the poutine hog all the limelight!
July 21, 2022
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The importance of female travel friends

In 2018, I backpacked Colombia’s Caribbean coastline alone. What I discovered was the unconditional support offered by the sisterhood of solo female travellers.

July 12, 2022
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