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The Real Camino de la Muerte

The Real Camino de la Muerte

BY Leigh Taveroff

When even the locals are panicking, it’s hard to avoid a full on freak out.

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Five travel scams I always avoid, and the one that got me

Five travel scams I always avoid, and the one that got me

BY Johanna Read

A big part of travelling is keeping your eyes open and your wits about you. But even the smartest travellers get caught sometimes.

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Finding Love in a Land of Fire and Ice

BY Eleanor Isdale, illustration by Alice Clair
Finding Love in a Land of Fire and Ice

You never know who you’ll meet when you walk into your hostel’s dorm room.

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Don’t go chasing passport stamps

BY Matt Flemming
Don’t go chasing passport stamps

How many countries have you been to? One traveller shares his fraught pursuit of a higher country count.

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Where in the World

BY TERN Staff
Where in the World

Can you identify this place? You could win a $50 gift card at MEC!

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That Moment: Delhi Deception

BY Ross Doyle
That Moment: Delhi Deception

Ross Doyle faces a critical moment when confronted by scammers during his first day in Delhi.

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7 Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip
BY Gisela Sleizer

I live in Montreal (it’s okay, don’t be jealous, just come visit!) but my family lives in Toronto, so I travel there often. I used to gallantly take the train for each trip (using my HI Member discount, of course!), and spend those hours in transit working, studying or catching up with the latest cat […]

Finding love in a hostel: three backpacking fairy tales
BY Gisela Sleizer

Raise your ? if you’ve ever had a fling on a trip. Yes, that’s what we thought. It’s not the reason why we travel, but it’s always there at the back of our minds. Who can resist falling for a beautiful Swede on a summer night on a beach in Portugal? There’s a certain je […]

Tinder on the road? Here’s why I swipe right
BY Samuel Langlois

The castle, the museum and the temple on day one. A walk around the picturesque streets on day two. A few outdoor activities on day three. Now you feel you’ve really “done” the city, right? Well, my dear fast-paced (and single) traveller, I have some news for you. Apps like Tinder, Grindr and Brenda can […]

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Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.

Babs Hoffman