Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand: where the fish don’t sleep

Sunset on Haad Yao during beach dinner. Dancing, partying, drinking. Three of the most popular activities for young travellers are brought to a new level on Koh Pha Ngan. Home of the famous Full Moon Party on Haad Rin, this island is bustling with backpackers at any given time, though...
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Preparing for the 150th Summer in Canada's National Parks

Canada is turning 150 this year and to mark this impressive event, Canadian National Parks will be free to visit! The campaign launched by Parks Canada is sure to bring an incredible amount of tourism to Canada's vast and unique landscapes across the country. If you were thinking of coming to...
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How to Thrive in the Winter When You Live for Adventure

Winter months can seem desolate. It's cold, icy, and everything in covered in a white blanket of snow. It's really no wonder most people plan their backpack trips to conveniently skip over these often depressing months. But, it doesn't have to be a season filled with sitting inside willing the...
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How to Find Affordable Accommodations While Traveling

Attempting to travel without spending too much money may seem like an impossible scheme, but it really can be done! Backpackers around the world find great alternatives to expensive hotels. They are able to stay within their budget and find places to feel safe and warm each night. Here, we’re...
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Canada 150: Experience Canada, the Canadian Way!

On July 1st every year, Canadians gather 'round their local parks, lakes, and backyards to celebrate Canada Day with fireworks, friends, and family. This year, things are a little different; it's been 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867 and to appreciate this momentous occasion,...
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Washington State: Full of Surprises

To mark the Fourth of July, I thought it was time I shared a piece about our trip through Northwestern Washington. Right around Memorial Day, Justin and I headed down to the upper pacific northwest region of the USA: Olympic National Park. We were celebrating my birthday, the...
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How to: Share Adventures with Your Dog

Monday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Tuesday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Wednesday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Thursday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Friday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and...
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Best Countries to Travel to this Winter

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to decide how we'll escape the impending bitter cold of our North American winters. I am all for snow, hot chocolate, and any winter sport until about January when I'm just done with winter. To cope with thoughts of shovelling...
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Yes, you really can travel Iceland on a budget!

Don't let your cash pour out of your hands! Justin and I recently booked a very last minute trip to Iceland (13 days prep time, to be precise). While we were quickly able to check off the most important things like passports up to date, appropriate gear for the climate, and visa requirements...
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