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

Looking for warmth, traction, fit AND style in a winter hiking boot? Merrell provides.
Will Explore's online editor survive the first snowy hike of the season?
Does your skin dry out every winter? That doesn't mean you have to stay inside!
Can women be as adventurous as men? Why don't we learn about female explorers as...
Want to watch the aurora on an outdoor adventure? Read this!
Hot springs, hiking trails, cozy village vibes and the longest ski season in the USA
A simple packing list for one night of canoe camping.
California's hiking trails offer waterfalls, stunning mountain views and (very) sore legs.
Online editor and staff writer Alison faces her fears on two outdoor adventures in California
Online editor and Live the Adventure Club community manager Alison shares some of her favourite...
Online editor and staff writer Alison Hodgins explores lesser-known New York
Have a margarita at the top of the trail is as easy as pour, shake...
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