Choosing bunks over kings

September 16, 2016By Guest Blogger'Round the world, Toolbox

The words “check-in” are music to your ears. Even when you’re home you begin conversations instinctively by asking “where are you from?” Admit it: you’ve been in a hostel once or twice before, and I’m sure I don’t need to convince you that they are the greatest accommodation option out there. But you may need … Read More

A summer of Canadian Festivals

July 7, 2016By Guest BloggerOh Canada!

Summers in Canada are short, but full of activity. From coast to coast, the country is teeming with festivals of all kinds. From theatre to music to film, Canada will keep tourists and locals busy through the summer months. Here are some summer highlights for 2016. Maritimes Halifax, Nova Scotia Shakespeare by the Sea July … Read More

What kind of Hosteller are you?

March 30, 2016By Guest BloggerToolbox

From the staunch traditionalist packing little more than a change of underwear and a few ZigZag papers to the tricked-out ‘flashpacker’ (an obnoxious buzz word in the industry) carting a laptop, iPod and wheely luggage – hostel managers see all kinds of people every day. Each faces challenges adapting his or her travelling style to hostel life. What type of … Read More

Five Canadian Parks for the Budget-Conscious Traveller

September 1, 2015By Guest BloggerOh Canada!

This guest blog was submitted by the Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors 2015-16. This summer they had  the opportunity to travel Canada and explore many of the national parks and national historic sites. Follow their adventures online on Facebook EN or FR, and Twitter EN: @OMGparkscan  FR: @parcscanOMG Canada has 46 national parks, 168 national historic … Read More

Rules of Travelling with your Significant Other

April 16, 2015By Guest BloggerToolbox

It’s a common rite of passage in a relationship – taking your first trip together – whether it’s a romantic weekend away, or a 3 month backpacking trip through Europe (hopefully you’ll do the former before the latter). Travelling with someone, especially backpacking, can be trying on any sort of relationship; friends, siblings, parents, acquaintances, … Read More

4 Options to Work, Travel and Explore Western Canada!

January 27, 2015By Guest BloggerOh Canada!

Guest blogger: Rosalie Dumais-Beaulieu A recent report by the QMI agency was released on the Journal de Québec website recently. It said that in the last decade 60,855 young people from across Canada came to work in Alberta. Impressive, right? Is it a search for adventure or for money? Whichever you’re after, you’ve come to … Read More

What NOT to pack when backpacking…

January 13, 2014By Guest BloggerToolbox

Okay, we are all guilty of over packing and taking things with us that don’t even leave our backpack. When you’re at home packing for your big trip taking that extra pair of skinny jeans seemed like a really good idea, but when you’re lugging your backpack around in the heat of Vietnam, all that … Read More