The world’s most friendly (and powerful) passports

BY: TONY BUCHNON If you had the choice of any passport you liked, which would you choose? As it turns out, your passport says more than you might realise about your level of access to the world. European countries tend…

Hawaii just banned sunscreen products that are harmful to the environment

BY: RHIANN MOORE Recently Hawaii has made the decision to put a ban on sunscreen products that are harmful to coral reefs, i.e. sunscreen that contains oxybenzone. While the ban will not come into effect until 2018, it is becoming…

This website will pair you with a local to give you a home-cooked meal anywhere in the world

Travelling to touristy destinations can inadvertently block opportunities that would otherwise enrich the travelling experience. A website called “Bonappetour,” is working to offer a service to avid travellers that would further enhance their experience of local culture. It is said to be the…

Native tribes have gathered in North Dakota to halt construction of a major pipeline

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI The Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota have been camped out for months in a standoff against the Texas-based company Energy Transfer Partners over the construction of a major pipeline. The tribe has attempted to halt…

New packaging made from milk is edible, biodegradable and reduces food spoilage

The environment is becoming an increasing concern worldwide, as the amount of waste each year grows. In 2009, each Canadian was said to produce around 777 kg. of waste, leaving the environment in much worse shape than we found it. Many…

How using Tinder while travelling completely revolutionized my epic backpacking adventure

BY: ADAM THRUSH This year, I decided to make Tinder my travel buddy while I backpack solo across Mexico, Central, and South America. Testing the hypothesis that, together, two great things – tinder and traveling – can create something even…

Millennials have all the right conditions to keep exploring the universe

BY: PAOLO JOVENTINO I will always remember my first battle with existential crisis. In grade seven, I developed what I believed to be anxiety, and once I began to ask the real questions, I discovered it was. What I first…

This extraordinary story of love, mayhem, and Nazism will show you nothing is impossible

World War II ended over 70 years ago. There are plenty of books and materials on what happened, why it happened, what Nazism is etc. What we sometimes lack is the personal perspective. There are almost no stories about an…

San Francisco’s silicon soul: how it feels to be the villain in a gentrified city

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI There was a time when this toy box of a city couldn’t pry itself from the image of a bohemian paradise – and perhaps it still hasn’t. After all, no one comes to San Francisco to see…

You can now watch this amazing 1936 anti-weed propaganda film on YouTube

BY: RHIANN MOORE Weed may still have a stigma against it, but maybe we should consider ourselves lucky based on the 1936 film, “Marihuana: The Devil’s Weed”. The foreword statement, as a foreshadowing of the insanity of the entire film…

Six easy ways to make your dreams of environmentally friendly travel come true

According to the Sustainable Development of Tourism Program, tourism produces 5% of the world’s carbon emissions. The easy solution to offset this would be for everyone to use their vacation days while sweating away in their non-air conditioned homes, immerse themselves…

Naked statues of Trump have seared the eyes of Americans across the country (NSFW)

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI The eyes of American commuters were scarred for life on Thursday as five naked statues of Donald Trump appeared in the streets of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland. According to the Washington Post,…

Watch the heart felt journey of a family divided by the US/Mexico border

Imagine only being able to see your father through a small hole in a metal fence, for only a few short moments. This is the reality for many families in the United States, as for various reasons, family members are…

Couple gets high on LSD and tries to build IKEA furniture

BY: RHIANN MOORE IKEA has (probably) caused countless breakups, family fights and ended friendships. With seemingly no solution to getting cheap furniture without entering into a metaphorical boxing ring between building partners, this couple decided to up the ante by dropping…

The first ever refugee team is making history at the 2016 Olympic Games

By: Jocelyn Schwalm This year’s Olympics are a far cry from the usual fun-spirited world games that take place every four years.  Suffice to say, the lead up to this year’s Olympic Games has not garnered the traditional hype that usually surrounds this type of global…

Located at the southernmost tip of Canada, this small island is a hidden nature oasis

By: Jocelyn Schwalm Located at the southernmost point of Canada, Pelee Island is a hidden oasis unbeknownst to many. A small island that can only be reached from May – October by ferry, Pelee Island is the private getaway that more and more…

Millennials are forgoing the security net to invest their money in rich experiences

By: Jocelyn Schwalm Millennials are a generation consumed by their passions, actively looking for fulfillment in their lives.  Defined as the cohort born between 1982-2004, millennials are the 20-somethings that are targeted as the key demographic for marketing agencies. Being raised into a culture that is set on turning likes…

This house in San Francisco is home to over 33,000 sheets of LSD

Nestled deep within San Francisco’s Mission district lays a white, two-story house with heavy black curtains shrouding the windows. Unbeknownst to casual passersby, inside this house there are over 33,000 sheets and individual tabs of LSD blotter paper on display. This…

Park Rangers in the Republic of Congo are risking their lives to save the last mountain gorillas

By: Kassandra Dzikewicz All photos taken at Virunga National Park Gorillas are becoming increasingly endangered; it has been reported that there are approximately 700 mountain gorillas remaining on the planet. Since 2008, the IUCN’s red list has considered gorillas to…

New program offers travellers free accommodation in exchange for teaching hosts their language

BY: JESSICA BEUKER With more than 7,000 different languages spoken worldwide, the human population is extremely fragmented. Communication is essential to not only understanding one another, but also to minimize conflict and maximize empathy and kindness among the global population.…