Alpaca My Bags is the Canadian podcast that explores how to travel responsibly.


Do you want to be a responsible tourist? Join Erin Hynes and her guests as they take a careful look at what truly makes travel and tourism responsible. Topics covered include dark tourism, sustainable travel, voluntourism, travel privilege, what it means to travel authentically, and so much more. Every episode introduces you to unique and underrepresented perspectives, and provides you with the tools and information you need to travel the world in a mindful way!

Alpaca My Bags was featured on Apple’s New & Noteworthy list, 2019, and was a finalist in the 2020 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. In 2022, we were featured in the Together section of the Toronto Star and CBC’s Podcast Playlist. And, we’ve hit the podcast charts in Canada, USA, Ireland, UK and more in the category Places & Travel.

The podcast is written, recorded, and produced in Toronto, Canada, and episodes are released every other Wednesday. Transcriptions of the podcast are available on request.

You can listen to the podcast, here.

Want to get in touch with us? Contact us here.

Erin and Kattie recording Alpaca My Bags podcast. Photo by Gabby Frank.

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Alpaca My Bags is available to discuss partnerships, sponsorships, and speaking engagements. You can contact Erin and Kattie, here.

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Alpaca my Bags is written and hosted by Erin Hynes, and it’s produced by Kattie Laur, in Toronto, CA.

Alpaca My Bag’s logo is by Christopher McCluskey.