Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie is a student studying in the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College. Born and raised in Burnaby, BC, she moved to Quebec with her family in 2000 when she was eight years old. Besides her passion for writing, Stephanie has a love for music, dance, and travel, and among her plans for the future, she intends to backpack across Europe after graduating from Algonquin.

What's in your backpack?

A peek inside the world of traveling light.

Wednesday
Mar212012

Travel Companion: Yes or No

Whether it’s taking a vacation, a backpacking trip, or a road trip, there’s always one important step that you have to take when planning out that certain trip and that is deciding whether or not to have a companion or companions along with you for the ride. Now, when you’re making that decision, there are many important aspects that you have to consider. The most important being that: without a companion, you’ll have more freedom, but that with a companion, you’ll be safer.

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Feature: Megan Laurence of Face the Music Vocal Studio

Megan Lawrence is the owner and founder of Face the Music Vocal Studio, which is based in Ottawa. Megan is highly respected in the Ottawa area and over the years, she has won numerous awards including: first place at Songfest, and first place in the Vocal Category and overall winner at the Youth Talent Search at the Super Ex. As a teenager, she began performing in various night clubs, in the surrounding area, and since then, she has performed in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, and the US.

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Monday
Mar192012

Fiction: The Dream of the Lost Girl

When I was young, my parents always told me not to wander off, that if I did, I would get lost and not know my way home. Looking back, as I stumble along the path I’m on, it’s only now that I realize that I should have listened to them more. Everything is blurry and my head feels like it’s going to explode. I can’t remember how I got here, or where here even is. All I can see are dark shapes looming over me.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Backpacking Europe: Making a Plan

Whether it’s visiting Disneyland or backpacking across a continent, you need to have a plan in place. This is not only for the tourism part, but also for safety, and mapping out the components of your plan is one of the most important steps. When making the plan for your trip, there are four main steps that need to be thought out completely, because the results of these during your trip will decide if it’s your dream trip, or the trip from hell.

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Monday
Mar052012

Review: Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital World 

Have you ever wondered if your life’s being taken over by technology? Do you find that you’re constantly checking your Facebook and/or Twitter pages? Is your cell phone attached to your hip almost 24/7? Is it like it’s become your new best friend, like you couldn’t live without it even if you tried? Do you think you would have a total meltdown if you had to go without being connected online even for an hour? If you can relate to any of these questions, to anything involving an obsession with technology, or if you think it’s an interesting subject to read about, then I strongly suggest that you check out this book.     

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