Pros and cons of adopting a minimalist lifestyle

At first, adopting a minimalist lifestyle doesn’t seem like a tall task. After all, you are, for the most part, simply going to clean up and remove all the unnecessary possessions that are “holding you down”. While not entirely wrong,…

Four tips for starting your own minimalist wardrobe

Millennials are known for many things but cost-cutting through a minimalist lifestyle could be the generation’s defining trait. This generation is known to be one of the most environmentally-conscious, prioritizing sustainability and cost-effectiveness over decadence and lavishness. Cue building a minimalist wardrobe,…

The 5 travel hack websites that will keep you wandering

The single biggest worry when embarking on a trip in any country: money and staying on budget. Being broke at home is bad enough, let alone in another country. And no one wants to make the call home for extra…

Van life: How to live safely in your van

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Van life offers us the kind of inhibition like no other. Truthfully, living on wheels does make you happier, less stressed, and fearless. But it also puts you at risk of theft and other crimes. This shouldn’t…

9 things to see and do on a scenic Niagara River Parkway road trip

BY: JENN FRENCH  Niagara Falls — it’s not a destination that many people associate with peaceful vistas and quiet countryside. Instead, you might be thinking of crowds of tourists and cheesy attractions in the Clifton Hill District. But a road…

Backpacking: A step-by-step guide to planning your next trip

Planning a trip can be a daunting and stressful task. Between saving up money, booking your flights, and making sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of town, trip planning can get extensive and time-consuming. To help you…

Backpacking pillow: Sleep well anywhere you decide to rest

Much of the debate over whether or not to bring a backpacking pillow on a camping or hiking trip has to do with weight and space. Why carry a pillow when you can use a stuff sack filled with soft…

7 Tips for Potential Tiny House Dwellers

BY: TIMOTHY ELLIS  The Tiny House Movement has been gaining momentum recently. Some tiny home dwellers have even chosen to live completely off the grid. Others are enjoying all the amenities of being plugged in. And some have taken their tiny…

A generation of millennials with an unquestionable need to travel

Another day in another airport on another early morning to another home for another adventure. This is our routine and we can’t get enough of it. We are the millennials who feel an unquestionable need to travel, and we want…

Camping: 10 photos of Ontario campsites

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Camping season is officially upon us. The best camping sites fill up quickly throughout the summer, so to make sure you have the camping trip of your dreams this summer, start your research now. There are breathtaking…

Environmentally friendly camping gear: 5 suggestions for your next wilderness adventure

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Spring’s almost upon us, and as the snow recedes, the blossoms bloom, and the trees regrow their old covering of foliage, the wilderness minded among us turn back to getting out into nature for another long…

Top 5 Canadian camping getaways

As summer stretches out before you, the inevitable question always descends: what are you going to do this summer? Travel comes up a lot, of course. With glitzy resorts and theme parks springing up around the world, it’s sometimes easy…

Backpacking hammock: Pros and cons

There is nothing more important than getting a good nights sleep while backpacking. With ample snooze time, you’ll have a healthy mind and body, and will therefore be able to backpack more efficiently. While the default option for what backpackers…

Think Big: How To Design A Bedroom for A Tiny House

BY: RACHEL MINAHAN A tiny house means limited space. It also means that designing can be a bit harder than it would with a big house. However, having a small house can also be a blessing in disguise sometimes. While…

How to make your camping vehicle green for your next camping trip

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS When you think of climate change, what immediate suspects come to mind? Coal mines and factories, certainly, but don’t forget trucks, heavy freight trains, and other diesel-fueled behemoths. They’ve all played a role in the global…

Backpacking Stove: What to look for in a great portable stove

When you’ve decided to take your backpacking adventure away from the city and into the great outdoors, a hot meal at the end of the day can be a big comfort. To make this dream a reality, unless you plan…

Living on wheels makes you happier, less stressed and fearless

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  There is nothing like the wind caressing your face as you hit the road for travels unknown. Truly. People who live like nomads are happier, don’t experience the stressors associated with home living and are more audacious.…

The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

Hostelling appears to be a growing trend as more people are packing their bags and jetting off with every passing day. Post graduation, recent dropout, gap year adventurer and even those recently retired are taking off in the name of…

Tips on how to save money while backpacking

The fact that you’ve decided to go backpacking probably indicates that you’re on a bit of a budget (unless of course you’re one of those yuppies who likes to “rough it” to “see how the other side lives.”) Keeping a…

Floor plans for your tiny house on wheels (photos)

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of the tiny house movement is mobility. Many tiny homes can be built on a trailer, which allows for easy transportation from one place to another. A tiny house on wheels allows those…