Thoughts

18 articles

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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Biking the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Cycling my way to confidence.

October 09, 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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After being ghosted in Colombia, my hostel mates saved my trip

Sometimes everything's perfect until it’s not.

July 23, 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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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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Shoulder deep in a Scottish sheep farm

When the pull of adventure and lamb season collide in rural Scotland.

April 20, 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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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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The ‘Gunya

Taken down by a mosquito in Nicaragua, Lena learns a thing or two about strength.

January 16, 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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7 bunkmates you hope to avoid when you open your hostel room door

Every night can’t be the best night ever, and these people are usually why.

December 18, 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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Totally untrue myths about Canada (that are sometimes maybe a bit true)

Think Canada is all flannel and Celine Dion? It’s not! Well, not usually. But sometimes. Maybe.

November 15, 2017
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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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