Backpacking

11 Things That Happen When You Return From Travelling

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

What I've noticed over the years are the common themes that reoccur anytime we return from our travels. Here are 11 of them.

Why Travelling is Not Vacationing

The Reply | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
The Reply

Vacationing, for me, is about the destination. It's a place you go, where you can put your feet up for a few days or weeks. Travelling, on the other hand, is about the journey. It often means setting off without a plan and the ability to enjoy the unexpected - like going three weeks without washing your clothes. When you decide to travel, you pack up your life and take it on the road with you.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Outdoor Family Adventures

Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Fact: Everybody loves a good adventure story. It has suspense (Did I make the right choice?), intrigue, excitement, and — of course — adventure. R...

Has Technology Ruined the Romance of Travel?

Heather Magee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

I now travel with a smartphone and like many of us, I'm completely guilty of being connected while away. It's nice to check-in for a flight on your way to the airport or book hotels on the fly. Yet it's hard to be fully aware of your surroundings while you're so busy capturing them to brag to everyone at home.

18 Signs You've Clearly Backpacked In Europe

The Huffington Post Canada | Nikki Gill | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Travel

If you scoff at people who need to check-in full size luggage at the airport, and your “throwback Thursday” pictures on Instagram are always you i...

Better Leave These At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Manori Ravindran | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Travel

Prior to a solo backpacking trip around France last fall, I had not carried a Jansport for more than two hours in my life. Until this quarter-life...

What WiFi Is Doing to Backpacker Culture

Valentina Jovanovski | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Valentina Jovanovski

Sitting in the lounge of a hostel in Munich, I looked around and noticed most people were consumed, not by interesting conversations with other worldly people, but by their electronic devices. With wifi now a staple in most accommodations, backpackers no longer need to rely on other travellers for advice and directions -- Googlemaps and TripAdvisor can take care of that.