travel

Pedal Power: Travelling B.C. on a bike

I remember the days I spent running around the coastal forests of B.C.; my parents cooking dinner somewhere in the distance as I played with my brother in the trees.…

Business (not) as usual in Brussels

Brussels is not the most obvious destination for a traveller in Europe. The air is dirty and thick, and Belgian police seem to get a kick out of sounding their…

How to change the world (without making it worse): Four tips for ethical voluntourism

At first glance, simultaneously travelling and volunteering seems like a no-brainer. After all, it promises personal growth, unforgettable adventure, and the chance to snap some killer profile pictures — all while making…

FEATURE: Long-distance learning

Make 2017 the year to say ‘yes!’ to studying abroad For those of us who are always daydreaming about exploring somewhere new, a semester abroad is a no-brainer: experiencing new…

I, witness: My experience at the Holocaust field school

I remember my hesitation clearly as I walked into the Germanic Studies office in Clearihue on the first of November. My hands were sweating, my stomach was in knots, and my…

Cheap and chipper via the Clipper: A student’s guide to Seattle

A couple of weeks into the school year, I already felt restless. By November, my desire to get out and explore was overwhelming. While three days off does not give…

Budget flights to Europe missing the WOW factor

An Icelandic air carrier has announced record low prices for flights between Canada and Europe, commencing May 2016. Discount airline WOW Air, based in Reykjavik, is offering Canadian travelers the…

Georgian yachts float my boat: Garden path to the Black Sea

June 2014, a few days after finally receiving my BA, I received a Facebook message out of the blue inviting me to the wedding of my host brother, whose room…

LNG to reduce B.C. Ferries’ fares: It’s just going to take a while

On Sept. 22, B.C. Ferries proposed the conversion of its two Spirit-class vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual-fuel engines, which would allow…