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Make Your Own DIY Backpacker First Aid Kit

This post was sponsored by the makers of REACTINE®. All thoughts & opinions are my own. When you’re on the road long enough, cuts, scrapes, bruises, illnesses, and general cases of “not feeling so hot” are all too common. After living and dealing with these uncomfortable experiences on a case by case basis, I got sick of […]

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Joe Goes to CANADA: Vancouver (~NSFW)

I know, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve been posting random Canadian travel videos on Sundays. I’m trying to get back in it. But today I brought a good one! When I first saw Joe Goes travel series, I wasn’t sure what to make of him. Part of me wanted to think he […]

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5 Reasons to Stay with Country Inns & Suites

As I age, I can’t help but lean more towards hotels these days. I’m a married fellow who very much enjoys his privacy. While I still love making detours to random hostels and hitting up campgrounds in the summer, when I’m on the road and require the luxuries of home, one of my go to […]

Double The Fun with Country Inns & Suites

I’m a huge fan of travel promotions. Typically the most expensive part of any travel is flights, and accommodations. If you’re like me, you hoard airline rewards points. After you accumulate enough of those bad boys, you earn a free stay, or a free upgrade, or if your score enough, even some free flights. It’s […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Camping with Allergies

It’s unfortunate, but 1 in 3 Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. It’s a tough time of year, with itchy, sneezing, coughing, generally “not feeling great at all” type of days. Some people report it more in the morning and night, others experience the nasty effects of allergies all day. When the outdoors attack your head, it […]

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Best Backpacks for long term travel

Picking the perfect backpack is not an easy task. First off, we have to acknowledge that there is no “one backpack to rule them all”. On the contrary, the market is vast and has a highly diversified supply of zillions of products to pick from. In my experience, choosing the right backpacking backpack really depends […]

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7 True Yukon Experiences

I’m happy to feature a guest writer on I Backpack Canada this week. I was recently approached by a fellow writer who wanted to share some of her stories and photos. Gemma Taylor of Off Track Travel has been hiking, paddling, driving and writing her way around Western Canada with her boyfriend Jean Robert since 2011. Together, they’ve […]

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5 Things You Need To Bring Camping With You

Wouldn’t trekking through the wilderness be so great if everything simply fit in your pockets? Unfortunately, unless you have one of those fancy inflatable Houses, you probably won’t be going camping without a backpack anytime soon. Filling it up can sometimes be too easy. We’re constantly reminded to prepare for the worst. Then also reminded […]