5 Reasons Hostels are better than Hotels

April 18, 2016By Katherine ZeltToolbox

If you’re planning any kind of vacation in the near future, you should seriously consider staying in a hostel over a hotel. Hostelling is an amazing way to save money, meet new people and try new things so forget any preconceived ideas you might have about it. Here are 5 great reasons hostels are indeed BETTER … 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

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

Great Canadian Road Trip Tips

May 7, 2014By Heather KangOh Canada!, Toolbox

Nothing but the wide-open road and an entire country to explore! We’re getting into road trip season in Canada and this country has some of the most incredible, beautiful, amazing road trip routes you can find anywhere on the planet. But because there are so many routes you can take and places you can go, … Read More