The Cheapest Week to Travel This Summer

Labour Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made any travel plans yet, you might be surprised to learn that there’s still some time to score some wicked deals. KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine has analyzed their data and have found that the week of August 28th is the cheapest [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:07:39+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, featured, Travel|

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 | 2017-08-04T09:15:49+00:00 June 4th, 2017|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 | 2017-06-18T15:12:45+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

How we Spent six Days in Portugal for Less than $2,000 Including Airfare

Some of you know that I went to Portugal back in January. Although I’ve mentioned in passing how cheap it is to visit the country when I looked at all my receipts after my trip; I couldn’t believe how little I spent. My six-day trip to Portugal cost me less than $2,000. That’s less than [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:41:49+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

The 10 Cheapest Airfare Destinations for Canadians has just released their annual Compass Report where they took a look at where Canadians are travelling to and how much it costs to get there. The data was taken from searches done on their own site in the last year from six major markets: Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. The report [...]

By | 2017-06-11T10:21:12+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Budget Travel, 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 | 2017-06-20T15:30:25+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|