7 Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

March 13, 2017By Gisela SleizerOh Canada!, Toolbox

I live in Montreal (it’s okay, don’t be jealous, just come visit!) but my family lives in Toronto, so I travel there often. I used to gallantly take the train for each trip (using my HI Member discount, of course!), and spend those hours in transit working, studying or catching up with the latest cat … Read More

7 Quick & Cheap Hostel Meals

November 17, 2016By Kathleen MurphyToolbox

We often run short on time and money when travelling, but that’s no reason to get out of habit and lose taste for good things. Especially at a time when we tend to sleep less and party more. Preparing your own meals is a great place to start. Not only do you save money, but … Read More

Tuning into Canadian artists

September 22, 2016By Kathleen MurphyOh Canada!, Toolbox

A few days ago I realized it was fall. Let’s not kid ourselves. The leaves are changing colour, some of them are falling, and we can’t go out in our bare arms at night so much anymore. So, I thought to myself, if I can’t laze in the sun, then it’s time to start thinking … Read More

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

10 basic rules of hostel etiquette

August 18, 2016By Samuel LangloisHI Fives, Toolbox

Staying in hostels has so many advantages, starting by the savings and the chance to meet amazing people. But living with strangers 24/7 can also be a challenge. Especially if you share my curse: invariably there is at least one loud snorer in my room. I have no control over this and I’ve come to … Read More

Staying fit while backpacking

June 10, 2016By Erin ThompsonToolbox

We’ve all been there – on vacation for a while, eating all the delicious food on all the ‘must try’ lists in every city you visit, drinking nightly, and not necessarily keeping up with the gym schedule you had going before you left. If your trip is only a week or two, it’s really not … Read More