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The Most Popular Travel Destinations From 2017

The results are in. KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine has revealed the most popular travel destinations from 2017. It appears Canada’s 150th birthday may have kept Canadians closer to home with 3 out of the top 10 destinations being Canadian cities. The warm weather in Florida drew Canadians with two cities from the [...]

By | 2017-12-08T21:16:33+00:00 December 11th, 2017|featured, Travel, Travel news|

The Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2018

With 2018 fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about your travel for the new year. The question is, where should you go? I partnered with the travel experts at The Travel Corporation Canada to come up with 10 top destinations for 2018 that shouldn't be missed.  From ancient temples in Japan to towering mountains [...]

By | 2017-12-02T20:18:54+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, featured, Travel|

5 Ways to Save Money Over the Holidays

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Express. All opinions are my own. Christmas is exactly three weeks away. That’s right; you have 21 days to get your holiday shopping done. If you’re like most Canadians, there’s a good chance you haven’t even started, but that’s okay. Retailers are ready [...]

By | 2017-12-02T20:02:06+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Credit cards, featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Be Happier and Richer by Keeping Things Simple

I recently watched the movie, The Minimalists on Netflix. If you’re unfamiliar with the film, it follows Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus who pursue the minimalist lifestyle. As a result of this change in lifestyle, their quality of life improved and now share journey to whoever will listen. I’m going to overly simplify things [...]

By | 2017-12-10T19:40:26+00:00 November 27th, 2017|My Money, Personal Finance|

Should You Save Your Friends From Money Mistakes?

As a personal finance blogger, I know more about money than the average person. I suppose this is a good thing since I never (hopefully) have to worry about money. But, am I supposed to get involved when the people around me start complaining about money? My logical conclusion is no. It’s not my job [...]

By | 2017-11-20T08:24:19+00:00 November 20th, 2017|featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Always Keep Your Receipts When Travelling

As a freelancer, I always keep my receipts since I can claim many things for taxes. But there’s an argument to be made that everyone should keep their receipts. Receipts are provided to prove you’ve paid something. If you have a dispute about something, those receipts could mean the difference when making your case. When [...]

By | 2017-11-26T23:06:04+00:00 November 16th, 2017|My Money, Travel, Travel news|

10 Must-do Experiences for Your First Trip to Europe

A Eurotrip is arguably a right of passage. Europe was the first place I headed to when I started to travel on my own since it offered a wide variety of sites and attractions. The problem is, how do you narrow down you must-do experiences for your first trip to Europe? The continent is huge [...]

By | 2017-12-06T19:57:31+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

What to do if Your Luggage is Delayed or Damaged

One of the worst things that can happen to you when travelling is if your luggage is delayed, damaged, or lost. If it’s at the start or the middle of your trip, it’s a major inconvenience. If it happens when you return home, it’s arguably more annoying since you end your travels on a down [...]

By | 2017-11-12T07:52:28+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Budget Travel, Personal Finance, Travel|