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HI is a community of enlightened travellers. 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 plan their next trip.

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25 things you totally do when you’re travelling but would never do at home

Travel-you somehow always seems a lot more adventurous than home you.

May 05, 2021
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13 things to do outside in Vancouver this summer

All the best stuff in Vancouver happens outdoors 

May 04, 2021
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Raising adventurous kids through wilderness hostelling

One mom’s reflections on a decade of wilderness adventures with kids.

April 07, 2021
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One year later: the impact of the pandemic on our hostels and our people

Two hostel managers share their thoughts on the heart-breaking effects of the pandemic.

April 05, 2021
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Am I still a backpacker if I can’t carry a backpack?

A broken back shook up who she was and how she travelled. Or did it?

March 30, 2021
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The songs that take us places

Is there one song that always brings you back to your fondest travel memories? Here’s why that happens.

March 02, 2021
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With the rise of remote work, it’s time to embrace digital nomadism

Stop working to travel, and start working while you travel.

March 02, 2021
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How to keep your travel friendships alive from afar

Some of those fleeting meetings can become long-lasting friendships with just a little bit of creative care and attention.

February 22, 2021
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Here’s how 2020 changed how we’ll travel

Find out how the pandemic changed how HI contributors feel about how, where and why they’ll travel.

January 28, 2021
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Will I ever return to Australia?

What happens to dreams when you need to put them on hold?

January 28, 2021
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How to safely plan your post-pandemic travels

Start planning, but follow these tips to protect yourself

January 19, 2021
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HI Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel receives funds to harness the sun

Thanks to your support, we’re now powered by even more sunshine

December 22, 2020
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