Alison Karlene Hodgins

Alison Karlene Hodgins is the online editor and community manager for explore magazine. As a freelance writer, she has been published by The Globe and Mail, Paddling Magazine, HI Hostels, Canadian Traveller and The Huffington Post. She has a Writing and Publishing Diploma, a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. You can find her on the top of a mountain, reading travel literature on the beach or sipping a coffee in a quirky cafe, especially if there's a band with a banjo playing. She is passionate about ethical tourism, outdoor adventure and learning to appreciate your own backyard. Follow her adventures at

Recent Posts

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