The best no Foreign Transaction fee Credit Cards in Canada

**This post contains affiliate links One little known fee when it comes to credit cards is the foreign transaction fee. Basically, 95% of Canadian credit cards charge a fee of 2.5% whenever you make a purchase in any currency besides Canadian dollars. This fee isn't a secret since it's clearly outlined in the cardholder agreement, [...]

By |2019-11-03T18:59:11-05:00November 1st, 2019|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

How to Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

One of my favourite things about travelling is exchanging my Canadian dollars for the currency of whichever country I’ll be visiting. There’s something about getting different coloured bills which sometimes come in ludicrous denominations that gets me excited about travel. I’ve already covered the best ways to exchange your money, but some people wonder how [...]

By |2019-11-01T15:30:34-05:00October 24th, 2019|Budget Travel, Travel|

How Much Does it Cost to go to New York City?

New York City: also known as The Big Apple and The City That Never Sleeps. It’s an iconic destination that has charmed and enticed millions of travellers from around the world. With the bustle of Times Square, the flashing lights of Broadway, and the proud statue of Lady Liberty, NYC truly is a must-visit destination. [...]

By |2019-10-26T06:53:02-05:00October 17th, 2019|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

Credit Cards With Lounge Access

**This post contains affiliate links One of the worst things about travelling is the airport experience before a flight or during a layover. Think about the uncomfortable seating (when available), crowded bathrooms, overprice food and noisy/busy areas. To escape this chaotic environment, you can head into airport lounges which are private, offer food, and comfortable [...]

By |2019-11-05T09:02:07-05:00October 7th, 2019|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Travel|

The Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada

**This post contains affiliate links Frequently I’m asked what the best travel credit cards in Canada are. Depending on what your needs are, I’ll have a different answer, but most of the time people are looking for a card that offers a big sign up bonus. My list below of the best travel rewards credit [...]

By |2019-11-04T07:28:38-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

WestJet Companion Voucher Explained

Have you ever noticed the option to select the WestJet companion voucher on their website? It’s right there on the main page above where you choose your destinations for flights. Some people may have ignored that checkbox since they don’t have a WestJet companion voucher, but wouldn’t it be nice if you did? To use [...]

By |2019-10-09T16:08:47-05:00September 30th, 2019|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Travel|

Points Redemption Stories

Almost all of my content is related to earning points and what you could redeem for those points, but I’ve rarely shared some practical examples. Quite often my readers share their redemption stories with me via e-mail or social media but I’ve never published them. Today, with their permission, I’m sharing some of their redemptions [...]

By |2019-09-04T06:46:29-05:00August 26th, 2019|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Travel|