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

Kwantlen’s Got Talent: Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer Campbell, KSA’s Langley Director, starred in Over the River and Through the Woods.... Continue Reading

Ginger in the sack - Ladies: say yes to the lingerie

This is Kristi Alexandra. Ordinarily, she writes our (somewhat) weekly music column, but this week, she’s taken Groat’s post as resident sexy person. Enjoy!... Continue Reading

Jammin' with Groat - Beatles never sounded

This is Jeff Groat. Ordinarily, he writes our weekly sex column but this week he’s traded in his fuzzy handcuffs for a pair of headphones. This is what he had to say about it.... Continue Reading

Top 10 albums of 2010

Though the year’s not over yet, we put together the 10 best albums of 2010. In no particular order, of course, because, really, how could we choose?... Continue Reading

Ozzy still rocking his throne of darkness

Many might have had the impression that seeing The Prince of Darkness perform at Rogers Arena on Nov. 14 would be a novelty. The guy’s a washed-up old acid head, you might think. He’ll never be as bad ass as his facade implied in the ‘70s. He’s a reality-show has-been, for satan’s sake. But at least you’ll get to say you’ve seen Ozzy Osbourne live.... Continue Reading