The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show: COME OUT AND PLAY!

So I spent last weekend at the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, thanks to the organization who invited me to be an official blogger for the event! I had a GREAT time. From the numerous (over 200 !) exhibitors to the Paddlers’ Paradise pool, there was so much to see! Now I want to start all sorts of new activities and hike all over… READ MORE…

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Backpacker and Travel Light

Posting a new Travel Top 10 is always so exciting for me! In these posts, I feel like I’m getting to the core of what made me a backpacker, and every time, I sincerely hope I get to convince at least one of you to come to the (travel) light side. READ MORE…

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Jet-Setter, Travel Gear Specialists

I recently shared a photo album on The PS Backpacker’s Facebook page called “#MyMontreal” that presents bits and pieces of the city that became my home 15 years ago, as I moved here to study journalism. READ MORE…

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The “Strictly Carry-On” Challenge… The Facts

In order to comply – and hopefully, be successful – in your “Strictly Carry-On” Challenge, you will have to make sacrifices… READ MORE…

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Update : “Finding THE Backpack”

In one of my first posts, “Finding THE Backpack”, I wrote about the struggles of finding a backpack that will suit your body type & size. I recently received a few emails from women needing further details and advice, mostly on the hip belt issue. Christy, a reader from California, was one of them. READ MORE…

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PacSafe 85L Backpack Protector with eXomesh

One of my biggest fear – and I can’t be the only one! – when I travel is to be robbed of some parts or all my luggage. As backpackers, we tend to carry the strict minimum and every missing/lost/stolen items can become a major setback. READ MORE…

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I ask for it! And so should you!

Inspired by Sarah, a.k.a. Queen Sized Flava, someone I recently met and who successfully (after being turned down again and again) made the Forever 21 plus-size collection available in the province of Quebec (it was already sold elsewhere in Canada and in the US), READ MORE…

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Chiquita BANDANA !

A post fully dedicated to this often-seen-but-always-underestimated accessory: the good old bandana. A neutral colored version (grey, beige, black) will take you a long way but considering the necessary space, treat yourself and bring many different! READ MORE…

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