Budget 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…

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The biggest travel ripoffs

The Biggest Travel Ripoffs

Although I love to travel, one thing I hate are the travel ripoffs that I’ve come across. Quite often these things are tourist traps that are aimed at new travelleres, but often the biggest ripoffs come from airlines or banks who are trying to maximize their profits. To be fair, I’m sort of “happy” that…

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How to Enjoy Orlando Without Spending a Fortune bikes

How to Enjoy Orlando Without Spending a Fortune

**Visit Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort sponsored parts of my trip to Orlando. They had no say in the content of this article. There’s no denying that Orlando can be an expensive destination. If you were to visit any of the theme parks, you’ll spend at least $100 USD per ticket for a one day…

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Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle - Ritz Carlton

Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle

When planning a vacation to Walt Disney World there is a lot to take into consideration including where to stay, how to get around, and of course, the cost of a trip. One of the best ways to tackle the cost issue is to stay in a central hotel near Disney World that offers a…

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best way to exchange money

The cost of travel: The best way to exchange money

What is the best way to exchange money? That’s easily the question I get asked the most these days. Maybe it’s because finding deals on flights and hotels is a little easier these days but it’s more likely that people are just more aware of how exchange rates affect us. A couple of years ago,…

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How to pick a vacation destination

The cost of travel: How to pick a vacation destination

Normally I don’t get bothered about any travel questions, but one thing that does annoy me is when people ask how do you pick a vacation destination? It’s not that the question bothers me, but I can’t believe that people don’t have any inspiration. Travel inspiration can come from anywhere. The first time I was…

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The Best no Foreign Transaction fee Credit Cards in Canada

The Best no Foreign Transaction fee Credit Cards in Canada

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, but people don’t typically notice…

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How to Plan a Vacation Without Going Into Debt

How to Plan a Vacation Without Going Into Debt

After being following strict guidelines over the last few months, many people are starting to get the travel itch. Many Canadians have started to travel within their own province, while domestic travel has likely seen more interest. As the airline and hotel industries try to recover, we’re starting to see some serious deals. I saw…

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best currency exchange

The 5 Best Currency Exchange Options For Travellers

You’ve booked your flights, your itinerary is set and now all you need is some local cash Getting foreign currency is easy but choosing the right method could save you a ton of cash. What do I mean? Well, whenever you exchange money, there are fees involved. How much you pay in fees depends on…

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Stack Mastercard Review

STACK Mastercard Review | Get $5 for Free!

The STACK Mastercard is relatively new to Canadians, but let me assure you, it’s one of the best cards to enter the market in the last few years. First off, the STACK Mastercard is not a credit card, it’s actually a prepaid Mastercard. You load your funds via e-Transfer, or Visa Debit and then you…

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