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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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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…

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What First Time Flyers Need to Know

I honestly can’t even remember the first time I got a plane. I travelled a bit when I was younger, but my memory of air travel back then is limited. However, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been on more flights than I can remember. The weird thing is, air travel has…

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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…

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How to eat cheap when travelling

The cost of travel: How to eat cheap when travelling

Eating is one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling. I absolutely love sampling local cuisine and some of my most memorable travel memories revolve around meals I’ve had. I honestly still dream about that matcha sundae I had in Kyoto, Tokyo.  The problem is, eating out is expensive so I’ve had to…

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how to find cheap flights

The cost of travel: How to find cheap flights

Every traveller wants to know how to find cheap flights. We’ve heard the tips before e.g. book at 2 A.M. on a Wednesday during a full moon or clear your cookies so the airline doesn’t see your search history. I hate to break it to you, but those tips simply won’t work. Some people even…

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How Much to Tip When Travelling

How Much to Tip When Travelling?

Whenever I travel, how much to tip in the local country is one of the first things I research. I have no problem tipping, but I also won’t tip if it’s not a normal thing in that country or culture. The size of the tip and who you’re tipping also makes a huge difference as…

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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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How to Plan Your First Trip

It’s seems odd that I’ve written a post on how to plan your first trip, but many people have no clue where to begin when it comes to travel. Okay, maybe it’s due to a lack of motivation or laziness, but the idea of this post is to guide you through planning a vacation. To…

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Budgeting for a trip

The cost of travel: Budgeting for a trip

I’m a bit of a late bloomer. I didn’t catch the travel bug until I was in my mid 20’s. I’m not sure why it took so long since my parents took me on trips when I was young, but at the time I was more interested in playing Tetris on my Nintendo Game Boy.…

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