This travel company wants to pay you $9,000 to explore Europe this summer

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Summer vacation is right around the corner, which means that feet start to get itchy as students are released from the shackles of academia and everyone else starts to think about taking time off from their jobs…

What to pack for a long-distance bike trip

BY: RHIANN MOORE Whether you go with a group, a buddy, or fly solo, long-distance bike trips can be great experiences. Unfortunately, without the right gear, they can also be terrible. While there are the obvious essentials (tent, sleeping bag,…

This peaceful ecolodge tucked into a remote Vietnamese mountainside is the definition of paradise

All photos from Topas Ecolodge Tucked peacefully away into the remote, mountainous region of Sapa, Vietnam, sits a stunning, extraordinary oasis. Surrounded by mountains and otherworldly scenery, the area offers some of the most spectacular views in the world. The…

How train hopping has evolved into the ultimate pastime for vagabonds and thrill seekers

 BY: NADIA ZAIDI I’m admittedly somewhat of a recluse. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the company of others, and people inspire me to continue pursuing journalism. But maybe I enjoy my lofty retreat a bit too much. You know…

The Layman’s guide to backpacking in India

BY: NADIA ZAIDI Who says that backpacking is only reserved for Europe? If you’re someone who wants to explore “third world” culture and experience its lifestyle unfiltered and unrestricted, try backpacking in India. The best way to really learn about…

Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutes? Canadian route is one of the finalists for the world’s first Hyperloop

All Photos from Hyperloop One  In the years before continent-spanning superhighways and two cars in every garage, rail travel was the number one means of transit across the country. It was fast for the time, relatively cheap, and bound to…

Cat lovers rejoice, there’s a feline city in Malaysia (photos)

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Long before internet culture claimed cats as its official mascot there was born a town dedicated to the little hair balls. In Kuching, Malaysia there are cats everywhere, in front of court houses, in the center of…

Best places to see graffiti in Toronto

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Growing up in Toronto, I’ve never thought much about graffiti. It was always something within the backdrop of my visual experience. Bold, intricate — sometimes simplistic  — artwork amid the city’s contemporary and historical landscape is a…

Easy ways to be a more ethical tourist

The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest. In fact, according to a Statista travel and tourism industry report, the industry contributed over 7.6 trillion dollars US to the global economy in 2016. And the industry is…

Backpacking chair: The perfect lightweight chair to accompany you on your travels

Given the vast range of backpacking chair styles, it can be difficult to decide what kind of chair will be most suitable for your needs. First, decide if bringing along a backpacking chair is in your best interests. If you…

11 common travel scams and how to avoid them

Travel is a beautiful thing; it allows you to see the world, meet different kids of people, and expand your world view. However, for all the good Samaritans who want to help you in your journey, it seems there is always…

10 train travel tips to help you prepare for your next rail journey

Train travel has become one of the most romanticized modes of transportation. It’s easy to dream about journeys such as the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Marrakech Express, or The Rocky Mountaineer while pouring over photos of gorgeous landscapes on Pinterest. Plus, with movies such as…

Backpacking jobs: How to work while you travel

If you want to travel the world but can’t afford to quit working entirely, then scoring some awesome jobs while backpacking is essential. Becoming location independent is hard work, and unless you win the lottery, it is something that will take time…

How to stay motivated and productive as a digital nomad

Life as a digital nomad, or traveling freelancer if you will, is easy to write off as being completely problem-free and awesome. This lifestyle allows people to be location independent, work as much or as little as they please, and…

Spend a night in an owl-shaped cabin in France’s wine country – for free

In France there is a project called the Suburban Shelters ( Les Refuges Periurbans). The architects have combined the beauty of art with the serenity of nature by creating fascinating structures shaped like owls that live in the banks of…

Flying with pets: 9 easy stress-relieving tips for your next plane ride

Flying with pets on an airplane is one of the most stressful airplane experiences you can prepare for; for both you and your pet. Your pet will be out of their element, they won’t know what’s going on, and they will be…

11 simple tips for flying with children to help you have a more enjoyable flight

Airplanes can be a stressful experience, and that stress can be felt tenfold when flying with children. When you bring your kid along, you will have so much extra stuff to carry, organize, and keep track of, and you’ll have to deal…

9 tips for how to pack and travel with only a carry-on

Have you ever thought about ditching your monster of a suitcase and travelling with only a carry-on? Depending on your type of trip, as well as the duration, it might just be a viable option. Think about the benefits: Money. As in,…

Six easy ways to have a more environmentally friendly flight

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aviation accounts for roughly 2 per cent of the total climate change impact of human activity. While this is a small number compared to other sectors such as car travel, given the…

13 easy flight tips to make your next aircraft experience more enjoyable

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, being on an airplane can be a stressful experience. Gone are the days of luxurious 1960s flights where you could enjoy zero airport security, ample leg room, a great meal and a…