Articles written by: Magee Walker

Magee Walker was a late bloomer to the snowboard scene, but thankfully discovered the joys of the sport after moving to Vancouver and spending weekends in Whistler. She's now lucky enough to call Whistler her full-time home, and spends her days conquering the mountain, by foot in the summer and by snowboard boot in the winter.

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

So you’ve found the perfect hostel: cheap, a clean kitchen, good social space and comfortable beds. Life is good—except what is that row of little, red, itchy bumps? Bed bugs are bad news, and you’ll want to avoid any contact with these parasites at all costs. Luckily, with a little [...]

107-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Tofino, Canada

107-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Tofino, Canada

Most beachcombers don’t anticipate finding anything remarkable on a stroll along the ocean’s edge. If you’re lucky maybe some well-worn sea glass or an unusual seashell. Steve Thurber of Courtenay, British Columbia, says he walks the beaches of Vancouver Island nearly every day, in hopes of finding something special. His [...]

Underwater Hiking in Austria

Underwater Hiking in Austria

For half the year, a perfectly picturesque park with hiking trails sits at the base of the Hochschwab Mountains in Tragoess, Styria in Austria. The stunning alpine scenery attracts hikers seeking serenity that can only be found in the great outdoors. A strange phenomenon takes place the other half of [...]

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

Backpacking through Europe has become somewhat of a rite of passage in every traveler’s life. While most backpackers opt for a combination of train, bus or plane, an often overlooked option is the rental car. Consider the flexibility that a road trip offers versus other types of transportation: you can [...]

8 Ways to Experience Tofino

8 Ways to Experience Tofino

The 1,876 full time residents who call Tofino, British Columbia home are on to something special. Not convinced that this surf town on the west coast of Vancouver Island should be at the top of your “to visit” list? Here are eight reasons to drop everything, pick up a surfboard, [...]

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

Road trips are fun. Spontaneous adventures, ever-changing scenery, good tunes and good times—but they aren’t the healthiest of travel options. Road trips typically involve long periods of stagnancy and way too much greasy food. But they don’t have to be unhealthy. With a little foresight, you can incorporate good habits [...]

Traveling With Your New Partner: 7 Tips to Survive Your Trip

Traveling With Your New Partner: 7 Tips to Survive Your Trip

The first trip together is an important milestone in any relationship. Sure, you can get to know a new partner by going on dates and spending time hanging out at home—but you don’t really know them until you’re both lost in unknown territory, the gas tank is empty, and you [...]

6 Ways to be a Gracious Visitor

6 Ways to be a Gracious Visitor

I live in a world renowned ski resort town that draws two million visitors every year and that relies heavily on tourism as an economic driver. Every day, especially in the winter, I witness tourists interact with the local population, the environment and each other. I see everything from grouchy, [...]

Top Four Ways to Experience Cape Cod

Top Four Ways to Experience Cape Cod

I consider myself to be somewhat of a Cape Cod connoisseur. I’ve been coming here every summer since I was born, and I have the bumper stickers and t-shirts to prove it. Roughly 1.5 hours from Boston, Cape Cod stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean and comprises several small seaside [...]