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

Dust off your boots and dig out your sharpest Canadian tuxedo
This unique tourism trend brings war and history to the forefront of a tourist’s mind...
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a temple?
Who said accommodation had to be an afterthought?
If you're reading this article - I'm sorry - the holiday nightmare has befallen you
If you haven’t noticed yet, Christmas is coming.
Who ever said a room for rent had to be on land?
10 awesome gifts priced between $10 and $150
A magical itinerary that proves fairytales aren't just for the kids
Cosmetic junkies are getting their fix in this beauty-obsessed country
An honest look at some of the real (and perceived) travel concerns solo women face
Would you nest in one of these wild Airbnbs rentals?
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