Alison Karlene Hodgins

Hey there! I'm Alison. I'm a staff writer, online editor and community manager for explore magazine. I hold a Writing and Publishing Diploma from Okanagan College, a Bachelor of Journalism from Thompson Rivers University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King's College. You can often find me on the top of a mountain, reading travel literature on the beach or sipping a coffee in a quirky cafe, especially if there's live music playing. I'm passionate about ethical tourism, outdoor adventure and learning to appreciate one's own backyard. But I'm still a sucker for international travel—I've already explored over 35 different countries and plan to see as much of the world as possible. Follow my adventures at

Recent Posts

Can women be as adventurous as men? Why don't we learn about female explorers as...
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Online editor and staff writer Alison faces her fears on two outdoor adventures in California
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Online editor and staff writer Alison Hodgins explores lesser-known New York
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