Were you born a traveller? – Backpacker Blog

  Not everyone was born a traveller. Take me, for instance. I was barely eighteen, fresh out high school. The closest I’d ever been to travelling was on the Flight to Mars simulator at the planetarium. Such is the life of a sheltered East Van kid. The university I applied to had sent me a […]

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Backpacker Blog: Bear & barefoot in the snow

Backpacker Blog: Every end is a new beginning (traveler lesson #3) I don’t know how to feel. I hate this feeling. I’ve got no idea how to avoid feeling how I feel. How to turn off the emotions. Another goodbye – and like every other, it makes me cry. Australia- New Zealand – Fiji. Leaving […]

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Backpacker Blog – Intuition & Inspiration

Travel Based on Intuition and Inspiration Part 1: Vancouver Samesun Sex, music, infatuation, bonds, all-nighters, beaches, accents, inspiration, reflection, and the Samesun. I’m Canadian and moved to Vancouver, inspired by a band. I dropped out of university, sold my possessions, left friends, and my terminally ill granny. I left my family because I felt that […]

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Backpacker Blog – Back at the ranch

Back at the ranch – a road into the Canadian backcountry The number of travellers heading off on seasonal gap years and volunteer programs has become a growing trend. In November, I embarked on a short-term work-travel visa to Canada, to experience this growing trend first hand. After a whirlwind trip and what felt like […]

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California Calling – Backpacker Blog

With winter in full swing in Canada, we’ve got inspiration here from backpacker, Remi, to set our sights south, to sunny California. Unlike the epic snowfall in Western Canada, Venice Beach, LA has warm days on the beach & in the skate park. If you feel California calling, visit our newest location at the Samesun […]

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