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How Much Does it Cost to Go to Iceland?

There is no question that Iceland is a hot destination right now. Thanks to Game of Thrones, the allure of the northern lights, and some very affordable airfare courtesy of the new Icelandic budget airline, WOW air, people from around the world are flocking to this Nordic country. However, with its stunning scenery and powerful [...]

By |2018-12-17T06:55:20+00:00December 17th, 2018|Budget Travel, Destinations, featured, Travel|

WestJet Rewards Platinum Tier Arrives

Back in October, WestJet announced that a new Platinum tier would be coming. There was no official date announced at the time, but it looks like Platinum tier is now available to WestJet Rewards members who have spent $8,000 on WestJet flights or vacation packages. This is great news since it introduces a new status [...]

By |2018-12-12T20:21:24+00:00December 12th, 2018|Credit cards, featured, Travel, Travel news|

Marriott Rewards Review

Let’s get to the point, my Marriott Rewards review is positive. Ever since Marriott Rewards merged with Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in August 2018, the combined program has easily become the best hotel loyalty program in the world. Full disclosure, my dad worked for Starwood Hotels for 30+ years, so I have a [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:09:49+00:00December 10th, 2018|Credit cards, featured, Travel, Travel news|

Kyoto 3 Day Itinerary

If you’re headed to Japan, then the odds are you’re going to pass through Kyoto. The city is Japan’s old capital and was left relatively untouched during the war. As a result, the city feels very traditional while having modern services. There are over 1,600 temples, more than 400 shrines, and 17 Unesco World Heritage [...]

By |2018-12-06T07:27:22+00:00December 6th, 2018|Budget Travel, Destinations, Family finances, featured, Travel|

Credit Card Hacks: How to legally maximize your points and cards

Credit card hacks are some of the easiest things you can do. Heck, you’re likely already doing some of these hacks and you don’t even know it. I’m not talking about real hacks that will get you in trouble with the law, but rather, these credit card hacks focus on perks and benefits that come [...]

By |2018-12-03T07:47:48+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Budget Travel, Credit cards, featured, Personal Finance, Travel|

6 Tips for Solo Travellers

Travelling solo may not appeal to everyone, but anyone who’s done it once will agree that it’s a thrilling experience with many benefits. There’s nothing like doing whatever you want during your vacation and not having to worry about keeping your travel companions happy. Despite how exciting things can be, if you’re a first time [...]

By |2018-12-03T07:47:56+00:00December 1st, 2018|Budget Travel, Travel, Travel news|

Rome With a Baby: How to Survive the Eternal City With a Little One

When my daughter was nine months old, we took her to Europe for a three week holiday. Originally we had epic plans of travelling through Scandinavia and ending up in Belgium, but we quickly realized that was a terrible idea. In the end, we settled on Rome and Amsterdam. Rome with a baby may intimidate [...]

By |2018-12-12T20:19:57+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Family finances, Travel|