Welcome to Valhalla: The eco-friendly movement devoted entirely to freedom culture

BY: ERIK HUSTON  Far away from the mischief and mania of parallel/reality TV, soap opera politics and the old cliche of runaway consumerism, there is a new world emerging of literal lavender and horticulture seeping its way across borders. In…

Hippie culture isn’t dead – Goa remains a vibrant paradise governed by peace and love

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  When we think of hippie culture we are reminiscent of 1960s and ’70s America, where peace signs and protest movements were a major driving force for political and social change — both domestically and globally. Today, hippie…

This website gives you a home anywhere in the world for $99 a month

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP One day I hope to own my house; this is a goal nowhere in my foreseeable future, but nonetheless, it’s a goal. As millennials, like me, have grown up to reach our 20s, it seems that real…

Scotland is building its first eco-friendly homeless village

By: Zoe Melnyk As children, we’re taught that anything is possible and that if you work hard enough and if you dream big enough, you can achieve anything. If you ask a classroom of elementary school kids what they want…

Tales of Migration: From Istanbul to Toronto

BY: AISHA ILYAD Mustafa was born in Afghanistan, but continued his studies in Istanbul, Turkey. When he was offered to continue his higher studies in the Toronto branch of his university,  Mustafa was not sure whether he wanted to travel to…

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…

How education is becoming become a roadblock to freedom and success

By: Jocelyn Schwalm “…education has become one of the chief obstacles of intelligence and freedom of thought.” Bertrand Russell Society today places too much pressure on students to be high achievers, but it comes at a high cost. It is…

This is what a childhood without technology looks like

BY: JESSICA BEUKER   Photographer Niki Boon first started taking photos while working as a physiotherapist in Scotland. But her interest in photography started to diminish while travelling, as she didn’t have access to a darkroom. It wasn’t until she…

The story of Agafia Lykova is one of survival, raw courage and the search for freedom

  By: JACK M. This is a story of perseverance, survival and of the immeasurable capacity of the human spirit. Agafia Lykova was born in Siberia, and for all of her 72 years she has lived in isolation, away from…

This cyclist is riding away from her organized life and career in order to pursue true freedom

 BY: MARINELLA MATEJCIC Katarzyna Zwolak, a recreational cyclist from Poland, was a girl who pursued her career and had an organized life where everything seemed to be in perspective. She had an excellent job she really liked, activist interests, a…

Hippie vans, off-grid and tiny homes: the New American Dream is measured by Instagram likes

By: ROB HOFFMAN Follow Rob on Instagram Rachel Bujalski was sharing a tiny apartment near Venice Beach with four other girls and paying $1,200 a month before she discovered how to live for free in California. She would still live…

This ex-marine is overcoming his PTSD by travelling and exploring the world

BY: ZOE MELNYK While some live by the philosophy that laughter is the best medicine, this ex-marine is trying to prove that there really is no higher remedy than the healing powers of being in nature and exploring every inch…

An Open Letter to Faith: There is no divine right to bigotry

BY: LISA CUMMING On June 26th the United States Supreme Court ushered the nation towards a more promising future by legalizing same-sex marriage everywhere. The Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment were finally recognized and applied…

Piano tuner paid off his student debt in a single year by becoming intentionally homeless (Video)

BY: MATTHEW CHIN Piano tuner Richard Roberts lives on the streets of London with nothing but a backpack, bicycle, and sleeping bag. While living with looming student debt in an expensive apartment, Roberts realized that he was “scratching at the…

8 reasons why living in a small space is the key to having a big life

An emerging movement of tiny house enthusiasts are working to reconcile the mistakes of generations past, where giant houses were once embraced as the ultimate symbol of achievement only to leave their owners as empty as the spaces they occupied.…

Powerful photos show the untold story of immigrants illegally crossing the border

By: Nicola “Ókin” Frioli, all rights reserved. Will all who come to the United States really enjoy equality and freedom? Photographer Nicola “Ókin” Frioli tells the untold story of heartbreak and devastation that many migrant families suffer when seeking security and opportunity…

Modern Berlin: from the Stasi, Hitler and segregation to MDMA, street art and a culture of freedom

BY: AOIFE RYAN For many, Berlin may provoke images of division and fallen empires, but laced within the nation’s capital are far more rewarding experiences for both the modern traveller and native city dwellers alike. Having been there myself nearly…

Growing Up Gay In A Military Family

BY: CHRISTINE CELIS “Law enforcement and the military are both boys’ clubs,” said Carlos*, 22, as he sat down in front of me. “No matter where you go, those two fields are always full of manly men. Of course, there…