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

5 Canadian HI hostels by the beach

August 11, 2016By Gisela SleizerOh Canada!

Summer is the perfect season to plan a trip across the country. Actually, so is winter. And fall. And Spring. Whatever! The point is, there a few spots you just cannot miss. Some open all year long, but some only function during the summer season, so we’d like to throw the below on your bucket … 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

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