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Just an Expat

Just an Expat

BY Amy Pugsley

When does a tourist become an expat and when does an expat become a local? Turns out, it’s not so easy to say.

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Little Me On A Giant Plane

Little Me On A Giant Plane

BY Jody Lundrigan

Facing some serious fears and self-doubts the night before a big trip abroad, Jody Lundrigan tries to figure out if she really should just stay put.

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The best smartphone travel hacks that will actually change your life

BY Heather Kang
The best smartphone travel hacks that will actually change your life

On the road, your phone can do a lot more than rack up roaming charges. Check out some lesser-known tips and tricks for your next trip.

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That Moment

BY Jennifer Foden
That Moment

If you stumble across a bizarre hidden gem, should you keep it a secret or spread the word?

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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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Feeling the Pain: Having Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled in China

BY Ruth Munro
Feeling the Pain: Having Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled in China

An illustrated look at one traveller's experience with dental surgery in China.

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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.

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