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Essential backpacking gear the travel books don’t mention Two years ago I set off on a backpacking trip through South America. The best advice I was given beforehand was this: don’t pack a single thing you’re not prepared to lose. After my tent was flooded two months in, along with all my belongings, I appreciated …

Photos by Rebecca Potter While we were hopelessly lost in a sketchy Montreal neighbourhood, my GPS started re-enacting scenes from The Exorcist. All of the programmable voices yelled directions at me at once while I pulled over my car full of terrified passengers. This was nowhere near a picture-perfect travel moment. It was better. Whenever …

The Internet and other media outlets tend to make us feel like we know all about planning and booking vacations, but it’s always good to have a little expert advice.

There is a secret that the tourism industry is hiding: you can easily find other, less expensive ways of remembering a trip.

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