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

Have you been to Golden, BC? From advanced mountain biking routes to accessible and family-friendly...
We know you'll want to be packing your bags as soon as travel is allowed...
With the second wave of cases surging across Canada and numbers climbing around the world,
What can Canadian travellers learn from this "anti-guidebook"?
Travelling locally this year? Here's everything you need to know about Canada's best beach vacays,
Looking for a local spot to enjoy the water? Here are 12 amazing options
Before you toss out the tick, send it in for testing to know your risk
Swap out unethical activities for more natural and less abusive interactions with animals.
We probably shouldn’t have underestimated Yosemite,” I say as we cross the quaking foot bridge...
Hot springs, hiking trails, cozy village vibes and the longest ski season in the USA
After 10 years, Alberta girl Alison returns to the Calgary Stampede with GMC Canada.
Can an Irish hotel have both local and international vibes? Travel writer Alison Hodgins finds...
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