Road tripping around the world: The most affordable countries

What could be more relaxing than to hit the open road whilst soaking up the different sights and sounds that each country has to offer? More and more people are looking to embrace the mantra of ‘it’s the journey that…

10 things everyone learns on their first backpacking trip

The decision to fill up a backpack and travel the world has the ability to change your life. Every single place you go and every single person you meet along your journey will impact your life in ways you may…

This tiny house B&B encourages you to explore the traditional land of the Esk’etemc people

BY: DUSTIN BATTY One of the most inspiring aspects of the tiny house movement is the sense of community and helpfulness that it promotes. Tiny house builders and residents are often willing to provide advice for others who want to…

Camping: 5 ways to make it an eco-friendly camping trip

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Summer is upon us, which means so is camping. If you’re an expert camper or it’s your first time, camping is one of the best parts of summertime. Pitching a tent, sleeping in a sleeping bag, swimming,…

Pros and cons of camping without a tent

Summer’s just about here. As the days grow longer, the weather grows warmer, and the nights grow less chilly, outdoorsmen and women are heading back out into the wilderness to take in the sights, sounds, and (sometimes) smells of a…

What to look for when booking the perfect hostel

Booking the perfect hostel can seem an impossible task with all the endless options. Nothing beats experience when it comes to getting it just right but for those new to #HostelLife these are the key specifications to look for. Price This…

Sustainable tourism: How to create a positive impact while travelling

Tourism industry is flourishing now more than ever. With industries and brands expanding worldwide, and the aviation industry making it possible for us to travel around the world in the blink of an eye, the world almost seems to fit…

Hitchhiking guide to the United States (Part 1)

BY: TIM O’NEAL While still very common in many other countries, hitchhiking in the United States has gone out of fashion. The distances can be great. There is a stigma around hitchhiking that can be a barrier to catching a…

10 Photos of VW Kombis that will make you miss the 70s

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP What decade do you miss the most? It would probably depend on the culture of each decade. What musicians would you want to see play, what fashion would you want to rock or what part of history…

VW camper for sale: the best 5 campers you can buy right now

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP If you live in Toronto (or any big city) you probably have accepted the reality that you may never be able to afford a house. In fact, the average price of a house in Toronto right now,…

How to fall in love with #HostelLife

My first night in a hostel I was 19, in Guatemala, thinking I had no idea what I had gotten myself into, and that I really needed a drink. So much has changed over the last 4 years. From being…

5 tips that will make living in a van even better

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Cost effective, the ability to be mobile and the freedom to travel wherever and whenever you want are the obvious perks of living in a van. However, ask anyone who actually lives in a van and as…

Inside one man’s motorcycle road trip across Asia and South America

BY: ADAM THRUSH What do Che Guevara and Tim Allen’s character in 2007’s Wild Hogs have in common? Still can’t think of anything? The answer: motorcycle road trips! They are some of the few things that possess the quintessential “cool”…

VW Combi: 5 updates to bring your van to the next level

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Living in a VW van is the ultimate way to live and travel for tons of people who have chosen to join the van life. Some buy older, rundown vans and pour their money into renovating the…

These 10 travel Instagram accounts will inspire you to hit the road

If a person travels and doesn’t share their experiences via Instagram, did they really travel? While the answer to that may seem an easy one of yes, in the social media age a traveller void of Instagram posts is a rare bird.…

Backpacking Tent: How to choose the best tent

Finding a great backpacking tent can be hard. With so many options it can be difficult to even know where to begin. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a new backpacking tent: Where and when you plan on…

Tiny Houses: 10 inspiring tiny homes (photos)

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is characterized by the desire to live with fewer material items and less space, in order to make room for what really matters – friends and family, experiences, good health – and have…

Hostels: Everything from free food to free rent (to help save your travel budget)

Being a backpacker and being broke basically go hand in hand. We save like crazy, pick a country to jet off to then simultaneously spend all of our savings doing things everyone back home only dream of. Learning new languages, making…

Cargo container homes: 12 inspiring small living quotes

Small living may seem like a recent trend, but hundreds of great minds across history have long mused on the possibility of small living – be it in a tiny house, a container home, or even a hobbit-hole. Here are…

Van life: what you need to know before you hit the road

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Have you ever wanted to pack your life into a few bags and just hit the road? Maybe you’ve dreamed about driving state to state in America or maybe your dream is to travel through European cities…