Jammin’ with Ginger | Music lovers versus music criminals

This is Kristi Alexandra. She’s the Runner’s music columnist. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

Groat in the Sack | Earn your membership to the mile-high club

This is Jeff Groat. He’s the Runner’s sex columnist. He has only one qualification for the job: his last name sounds like a dirty word. That’s good enough for us... Continue Reading

Game review: Call of Duty - Black Ops

Set in the cold war era of the early to late 60s, COD:Black Ops follows the story of an American operative known only as Mason. The entire game is actually Mason’s recollection of all the events that led to his current predicament; being held, restrained, in an interrogation room with an unknown group pressing him for information.... Continue Reading

Off the I-5: places to hit between Vancouver and California

There’s something about November that aches for a vacation. Maybe it’s because you haven’t done anything fun since Labour Day. Maybe it’s because you haven’t seen sunlight since Thanksgiving. Or maybe it’s because you’ve watched an average of five movies a day since Remembrance Day. Whichever it is, it’s time to get away.... Continue Reading

Top 5 Political Travel Destinations

The holidays are coming close, but not before that hurdle called final exams or papers. Given all of that, we might not be interested in paying attention to some of the depressing stuff that’s going on around the world. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek listing of top worldwide locations that offer some insight to our current world politics or economics. ... Continue Reading

Top 10 urban-backpacking essentials

Backpacking is one of the most common methods of traveling employed by young adults that wish to see the world. Here is a list of 10 things urban backpackers should plan to bring with them for their journeys. ... Continue Reading

Guide to Haggling

Haggling is a process in which the buyer attempts to negotiate a better price on a product from the salesman. It is a practice used throughout Central and South America, as well as most of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe and North America.... Continue Reading

Escaping to the island of women

Isla Mujeres, or the Island of Women in English, is a small island a half-hour ferry ride from Cancun. The island is tiny, but that is what makes it a prime destination for those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of Cancun and enjoy a far more laid back style of life.... Continue Reading


Time and space bent before him. What was the entrance to the chamber became a fountain, its bright blue water spouting in great spires and arches in the twilight glow of a bright moon. The bridge grew large enough for him to enter. With a single step, he was three hundred light-years away; alone and isolated. Time and space mended behind him.... Continue Reading

Spiritual Journey

It’s a balmy evening in October 2010, and Alex Tegart is radiating with excitement because Swami Vivekananda, a teacher from the Agama yoga school in Thailand, is speaking at a small Vancouver yoga studio.... Continue Reading

Top 5 funniest travel movies

Writer Carlie Auclair takes us on a trip down memory lane with these gut-busting travel flicks. Don’t forget to pack your sense of humour.... Continue Reading

Unfamiliar Logic

T’rut quickly blinked her inner eyelids, her fine scales retracting to match the copper sands of her homeworld. Larek was fortunately halfway through his blink and missed her quick flash of uncertainty.... Continue Reading

Top 10 dramatic travel movies

By Hayley Woodin [entertainment bureau chief] Is a great travel movie defined by its cinematography? Or is it about an adventurous plot, or even how much the film makes you want to travel to the places in the movie? Everyone will have their own criteria for what movies top their list, but here are 10... Continue Reading

"On the road again..."

A look at the best music for road trippin’... Continue Reading

The Good Water

The lone tree’s location is far away from anything or anywhere I was supposed to be going, but as soon as I left the village I was compelled to see it at once. It became a thirst for me, an insatiable lust of wonder connected to the Old World—It was as if I sculpted it myself, or with precise strokes coloured its existence there on the mountainside. ... Continue Reading