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    11 Travel Essentials If You’re Staying in a Hostel

    Hostels may be known for their budget accommodations and shared rooms but no two hostels are alike. I’ve stayed at beautiful places that immediately felt like home (like Squirrel Hostel, pictured) and…

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    Life After Travel

    Like all things, travel has its downsides. Living out of a suitcase, getting sick, loneliness, missing family and friends, dealing with challenges in a new country. For me though the hardest part…

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    Getting Around Chiang Mai + Taking Songthaews

    You won’t find a network of underground subways and buses but getting around Chiang Mai as a tourist is easy. You have public and private options available to you and all at…

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    5 Ways to Get Around Bali

    While you could easily spend weeks in Bali, the island itself is pretty small and offers plenty of transportation options to get you around. If you’re planning on traveling from place to…

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    Two Weeks in Chiang Mai

    On my first trip to Thailand last November I stuck to the south, traveling around Bangkok and the islands. But then I met people on that trip who couldn’t stop raving about…

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    Two Weeks in Bali

    I’m home from Southeast Asia! What an adventure. I still haven’t yet absorbed everything that has happened over the last month and there’s lots to fill you in on life back in…

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    A Different Pace

    Today I leave for Asia and I realized it’ll be the longest I’ve ever been away from Toronto since my trip to Brazil almost 10 years ago. One month is short by backpacking…

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    11 Ways to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

    Traveler’s confession: I absolutely hate flying. The long waits, the delays, the cabin pressure, the stiff seats, the tiny washrooms…is there anything good about flying other than landing somewhere new? Next Thursday…

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    What I’m Packing for a Month in Asia

    I know, I just got back. But now I’m leaving again. Back in September I was wanderlusting to the point of desperation and my November trip couldn’t come soon enough. So on…