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I graduated at bonnaroo

I graduated at bonnaroo

BY Mike Vipond

Twelve hours before his university convocation, Mike Vipond was getting in a van with four strangers bound for Bonnaroo.

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Coast-to-coast in a 1980 chevette

Coast-to-coast in a 1980 chevette

BY Joe Tavares

A fledgling pilot finds his wings on a Cross-Canada road trip.

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8 surprises you’ll uncover on a trip to Saskatchewan https://t.co/I2kAcNhRox #saskatchewan #offthebeatenpath https://t.co/E4SDpdfNgx @hostelscanada

Today’s special: mystery

BY Marie-Claude Demers, illustration by Sam Winsor
Today’s special: mystery

An illustrated look at the hidden restaurants along Kyoto's Kamo River.

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How to make the best of your street food experience

BY Matt Flemming
How to make the best of your street food experience

For a backpacker, street food is not only a vital source of cheap sustenance. It’s a way to experience the local food culture in its purest form.

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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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That moment

BY Matthew C. Crawford
That moment

Matthew C. Crawford negotiates his way to the top of a mountain in Morocco.

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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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