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When I tell people that I love solo-travelling and list some of the places I’ve been alone, I get two reactions: “Oh my gosh, I love that you travel solo! I can never do it but kudos to you!” “Oh… why?” *thinks, does she not have any friends or something?* And in a way, #2 is half right… I don’t have many friends and the friends I do have, don’t travel much or don’t have the same interest in seeing the places I like. In April 2018, I went on a two-week trip to Japan with Dan and three of our mutual friends. The Japan trip was the biggest friends trip ever and I was excited, don’t get me wrong,…

With restrictions lifting and many borders starting to open up again, I bet we’re all itching to travel and see the world again. We’ve all heard about hostels and how cheap they are. You’ve probably seen the movie Hostel and avoided it like a plague. You probably have friends that stayed in a hostel for a few nights. Regardless, hostels provide travellers affordable accommodation for one night or their entire duration of the vacation. For many, hostels are not the first choice of accommodation, mainly because they’re not familiar with or hold untrue beliefs about hostels. When I first considered staying at a hostel, I was a little apprehensive about sharing rooms with a bunch of strangers, especially in washrooms.…