Vancouver’s SameSun Backpackers Lodge is officially the first in our series of posts where we’ll be Interviewing Canadian Hostels. We managed to get Pete to answer these questions: How long have you been operating your hostel? 6 years Tell us about your hostel? We can sleep about 270 people. We have 12 private rooms, some […]
I poke through my hometowns newspaper, the Regina Leader Post, every so often. Sometimes as a way to reminisce, other times just to see if I’m missing anything crucial. However while reading today I found some unsettling news. Glenda Brezinsky, the Executive Director of Hosteling International Saskatchewan, passed away last week during her battle with […]
Throughout the next month or two, I’ll be interviewing the owners &/or managers of several dozen hostels in Canada. Basically what I’m trying to do is give people a better look into Canadian hostels and prove that budget travel in Canada is an option for anyone interested. I’ll be asking a set of questions that […]
Winter is no doubt the harshest season in Canada. The weather can drop below -40 degrees Celsius over night, and stay there for weeks. However, being stuck inside the comfort of your home can cause cabin fever in no time. The need to get outside, to do something fun, is very strong in this culture. […]
In a recent article on Huffington Post, they asked “Can Canada be trusted?“. Apparently some e-mails regarding America’s trust in Canada were recently made public. Several of the e-mails cited America’s closest allies might in fact be “bad guys”. Something many Americans, including Bill O’Reilly from CNN, have suspected for a long time. This idea […]
Located on the east coast of Canada is Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Every year around Christmas, the province of Nova Scotia sends a massive Christmas tree down to Boston to thank the Bostonian’s who aided in the aftermath of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The Boston aid arrived the day after the explosion […]
Catherine Faas at Holy Kaw summed it up well in her recent post. For those considering living and working abroad, you might want to have a second glance at Canada. The HSBC Expat Experience Survey recently named Canada as the best place in the world to be an expat. The survey reported the highest overall […]
So after finally digging my feet in, I’ve managed to put together a quick travel video/photo montage of the first leg of my recent trip across Canada. Episode 1 features views into Saskatchewan and Manitoba.