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38 articles

5 times I had my faith in humanity restored when I travelled alone

2020 hasn't exactly been the year of the century. But there’s still plenty of good in the world.

September 30, 2020
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How to survive being the third wheel on your trip

The dos and don’ts (and perks!) of being the odd one out.

July 14, 2020
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15 travel reads that will take you away right now

Don’t worry, Eat, Pray, Love didn’t make the cut.

April 23, 2020
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Friends for a season: The bittersweetness of meeting people when you travel

It is better to have met and moved on than to never have met at all.

April 21, 2020
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The delicate art of coming home

Going is easy. Coming back is a different story.

April 20, 2020
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8 things you learned while travelling that will help you in a pandemic

You’re more prepared for this than you might think.

April 07, 2020
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How backpacking totally changed how I feel about social media

If you didn’t Instagram it, did it even happen?

February 14, 2020
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Screw settling down, I’m going travelling instead

I don’t need the marriage-house-dog life. Not yet, not when there’s so much world to see.

February 11, 2020
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4 life lessons I learned as a cross-Canada tour guide

What happens when things go wrong and you’re the one in charge?

January 16, 2020
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Getting lost in Ecuador’s Valley of Longevity

As the clock ticked down on New Year’s Eve, getting lost help me figure out how to slow down.

December 19, 2019
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FOMO vs. YOLO: The highs and lows of full-time travel

Even living the dream has its downsides

October 29, 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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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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Q&A: Travelling Canada with Nomad Junkies

The nomadic bloggers tell us all about their road trip across the country.

July 22, 2019
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How I nearly lost my toes hiking El Camino

If thousands of travellers could do it, why couldn’t I?

July 19, 2019
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A lesson on overcoming language barriers

You never know when you’ll benefit from the kindness of strangers.

March 23, 2019
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Conquering Rainbow Mountain: Peru’s most colourful hike

Amazing photo ops await if you are up for the challenge.

February 22, 2019
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What it’s really like going on a safari in Sri Lanka

Hint: it actually can get boring.

January 02, 2019
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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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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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Cross-Canada by rail: All aboard The Canadian

There’s nothing quite like crossing Canada in a train.

February 20, 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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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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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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10 Basic Rules of Hostel Etiquette

Staying in hostels has so many advantages, starting with the savings and the chance to meet amazing people. But living with strangers 24/7 can also be a challenge. Here is a quick how-to guide to hostels.

August 19, 2016
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