Backpacking

36 articles

How to stay in a hostel sober

You don’t have to drink and party to enjoy staying in hostels

November 25, 2018
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Hoi An, tailor-made paradise

Hoi An is the place to go in Southeast Asia to get the outfit of your dreams made to measure.

November 25, 2018
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10 best places in Canada to visit in the winter

Embrace the snow in these magical destinations.

November 19, 2018
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10 small things that make a backpacker’s day

May Saint Christopher bring you luck when you travel.

November 18, 2018
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10 tips for Canadians applying for a working holiday in Australia

The age limit on visas has been raised to 35, so there’s no better time to spend a year down under.

November 16, 2018
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How a summer friendship unexpectedly led to my relocation to South America

I didn’t know it at the time, but meeting Mirella changed my life forever.

October 19, 2018
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11 essential things to pack for a Canadian adventure

Backpacking in Canada, eh?

October 09, 2018
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15 unique properties you won't believe are hostels

Koalas, steam baths and jumbo jets are just the start.

September 26, 2018
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Spending my birthday alone on a remote African island

Celebrating your birthday without anybody who cares is slightly bizarre.

September 25, 2018
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Why backpacking was good for my career

I came back with more than just memories.

September 20, 2018
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How to survive a very long commute

What’s two days on a train or bus when you’re prepared?

September 10, 2018
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A homebody's guide to travel

For someone who likes to stay at home, travelling can be scary.

August 24, 2018
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It starts with mint tea: learning to barter in Morocco

In Morocco, there are no set prices. Instead, goods are bartered over a hot cup of mint tea.

August 20, 2018
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How to travel with only a carry-on backpack

Never overpack again.

August 15, 2018
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14 conversations you always hear in every hostel

Nope, ‘What’s your name?’ isn’t one of them.

July 20, 2018
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12 songs Canadians will always dance to in another country

At home they don't faze you. On the other side of the world? Let's dance.

June 22, 2018
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Travels with my dad

Hitting the road with your 63-year-old pops—what could go wrong?

June 13, 2018
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19 signs you’ve been travelling too long

Forgot your home address but have your passport number memorized? It might be time to go home.

May 23, 2018
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Why you should stick with hostels in your 30s

Backpacking isn’t just for 20-somethings anymore.

May 10, 2018
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An ode to the moms who let us travel

It means so much when mom says go when she wants you to stay.

May 10, 2018
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Need travel funds? Apply for a travel grant

HI Canada helps support and fund conscious travel among Canadian youth.

April 23, 2018
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20 struggles every traveller faces when they come home

Who knew coming home could be so hard?

April 13, 2018
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Travel taught me how to be alone

I was the most alone I had ever been. And thus, according to my own definition, I was a loser.

March 26, 2018
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11 signs it’s your first time in a hostel

Not quite sure how the whole shared room thing works? Yeah, we can tell.

February 28, 2018
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Love travels: What it’s like falling in love abroad and travelling as a couple

What happens when a Canadian and a Brit find love and hit the road?

February 12, 2018
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After a bad breakup, travel healed my broken heart

Sometimes the best thing you can do after a breakup involves going far, far away.

February 09, 2018
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What to do when you’re the only person at your hostel

Sometimes it happens. And yes, it’s weird. And yes, it’s awesome.

January 08, 2018
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5 reasons digital nomads love hostels

Figured out how to take your work on the road? Your own Google Campus awaits.

January 02, 2018
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10 hostels you’re gonna want to check out in 2018

Need some inspo for your 2018 travel bucket list? We’ve got heaps of it.

December 22, 2017
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How to travel like a badass

Travel definitely leaves a mark on us… sometimes literally.

December 04, 2017
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Why everyone should travel a ton in their 20s

Not sure if you should take the leap and go travel? Spoiler: yep, you really, really should.

November 22, 2017
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5 Canadian Beach Hostels You Should Visit This Summer

Summer is the perfect season to plan a trip across the country, so we’d like to ass a few spots to your bucket list and challenge you to go before the snow begins to fall again.

June 02, 2017
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Tinder on the road? Here's why I swipe right

While apps are great for meeting other travellers, they are just as great for meeting locals you never would’ve met otherwise. 

May 26, 2017
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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
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The Australian Slang Guide

Australian slang you'll probably hear while travelling or if you take a trip to the Land Down Under.

March 29, 2017
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