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Alaskan Happenstance

Alaskan Happenstance

BY Anna Killen

What do you do when a total stranger in a small-town bar invites you to a disc golf tournament at the base of an Alaskan glacier? You say yes.

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The Necessity of the Selfie

The Necessity of the Selfie

BY Heather Kang

The selfie has a bit of an image problem. Widely panned for being yet another way for narcissists to get their kicks on social media, the poor selfie deserves a bit of credit – especially when it comes to travelling the world all alone.

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That Moment

BY Visnja Milidragovic
That Moment

A moment of pause, of connection, in a foreign place can instantly transform the observer into the observed.

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How To Sleep Anywhere

BY Billy Brown
How To Sleep Anywhere

You gotta take it where you can get it when you’re on the road. One on-the-go adventurer shares his top tips for snagging some zzzs in some of the most random places.

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Where In The World?

BY TERN Staff
Where In The World?

Can you identify this place in the world?

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Common Room Debate: Gadgets

BY Melanie Shim (Con) & Katherine Zelt (Pro)
Common Room Debate: Gadgets

Do electronic devices help or hinder your travels? Two travellers duke it out on the topic.

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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