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

Recent Posts

Stressed, bored or sad about Valentine's Day? Here are five ways to enjoy it—with or...
Ready to try backcountry skiing? This mountain master school will teach you everything you need...
Cozy up with these three nonfiction books, all containing winter adventures in Canada to get...
Online editor Alison reveals the most painful (and life-altering) adventure she's experienced
Are you venturing into the backcountry this winter? Make sure you're dressed properly.
Why waste your day inside when the trails are wide open for explorers?
Christmas shopping made easy: 10 awesome gift ideas for explorers!
Christmas shopping made easy: 10 awesome gifts ideas for explorers!
These 8 card games will keep you and your family entertained at the campsite!
Nat Hab launches female-led adventure trips to the Canadian Arctic
Wondering what to do on a ski resort... when you don't ski or snowboard?
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