Canadian Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

One of the most annoying things about credit cards is the fact that most of them charge an additional fee of 2.5% when we make a purchase in a foreign currency. You'd be forgiven if you didn't know about this since it's not widely advertised, but the fee is rolled right into the exchange making it [...]

By | 2017-04-08T20:39:32+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

10 Things You’re Forgetting to Budget for Your Next Vacation

I’ve always stressed the importance of having a vacation budget in place. By having one, you can accurately estimate your costs and start saving for your trip. I find that people who don’t budget for their trips end up spending more than they anticipated. This might not be an issue if you have the money [...]

By | 2017-04-09T08:03:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

The Cost of Travel: See the world without spending a fortune

As a budget travel expert, I've come across a ton of ways to save money over the years. I've written about them in multiple posts, but now I've put all those tips together in an eBook. The Cost of Travel: How to see the world without spending a fortune is available to you for free! [...]

By | 2017-04-19T01:39:56+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Budget Travel, My Money, Travel|

Turo Review: Rent out Your car and Make Money!

Owning a car is notoriously expensive, but did you know you can actually make money with your car? Turo (formerly RelayRides) bills themselves as the Airbnb for cars is a service that allows you to rent out your car for cash! That’s right, when you’re not using your vehicle, you can rent it out to [...]

By | 2017-02-12T09:28:53+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Budget Travel, My Money, Travel|

Canadian Travel Trends & Habits

Less than four years ago, once Canadian dollar was trading above $1 US. Since then, our dollar has taken a beating with $1 Canadian now trading around $.75 US. That’s a drop of 25%! Admittedly, that’s left many Canadians reconsidering their travel plans, but that doesn’t mean we’re not taking trips anymore. Nearly half of [...]

By | 2017-02-08T09:47:56+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel, Travel news|

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Europe?

Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Depending on where you go, and how you travel; the trip can be relatively cheap or expensive. But the question is: how much does it cost to go to Europe? Well, it really depends. Obviously, a backpacker who’s travelling through Eastern Europe is going [...]

By | 2017-02-24T18:00:04+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

American Express Gold Rewards Card Review: Earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles Fast!

If you’re looking to earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles fast, then signing up for the American Express Gold Rewards card is a must. After spending $1,500 in the first three months of having the card, you’re instantly given 25,000 American Express Member Rewards (Although it can take up to 10 weeks for these points to post [...]

By | 2017-02-24T18:27:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|