Alison Karlene Hodgins

Hey there! I'm the Managing Editor for Canadian Traveller and the Online Editor/Community Manager for Explore Magazine. As a freelance writer, I've been published by The Globe and Mail, HI Hostels, Cottage Life, World Nomads and The Huffington Post. I hold a Writing and Publishing Diploma, a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. You can 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 a band with a banjo playing. I'm passionate about ethical tourism, outdoor adventure and learning to appreciate your 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 www.aroundtheworldwithalison.com

Recent Posts

As someone with serious back issues, I take packing my small daypack very seriously.
Shipwrecks. Storms. Sunsets. Sieges. These lighthouses have seen it all.
The lights are an ingenious addition to the snowshoe trails, making them a spectacle all...
Explore-mag.com covers everything to do with outdoor adventure across North America. We focus on human-propelled...
These 14 unique adventure gifts will impress hikers, campers, paddlers, climbers, cyclers, snowboarders and skiers.
Single-use, disposable items, fast fashion outdoor apparel and even flimsy discount tents litter the environment...
With the advent of a new year, I asked several of our regular contributors...
Love don’t cost a thing—but Christmas gifts often do. Why not treat the outdoor adventurer...
Canada will be turning the clocks back again and getting an extra hour of sleep...
We all need to become eco-friendly adventurers. Here are 10 simple tips for a more sustainable...
Around a year ago, I wrote an article that was kind of controversial. Frustrated with...
Here are five pieces of gear designed for camping, hiking and exploring—whatever the weather.
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