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dynamic currency conversion

Dynamic Currency Conversion Explained

When it comes to travelling, dynamic currency conversion is something you need to know about since it’s one of the biggest travel fees you can avoid. In case you’re not familiar with dynamic currency conversion, it’s when you get the option to pay for your purchases in your home currency when using credit cards abroad.…

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What to look for when booking a hotel

What to Look for When Booking a hotel

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Hotels. All opinions are my own. Booking a hotel should be straightforward, but there are so many variables to consider. Some people focus on price while others may care more about location. Plus, hotels now offer so many additional amenities that may appeal…

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westjet rewards review

Get Your Status Matched on WestJet

From April 23 – May 23rd, WestJet is offering status match to Gold or Silver with WestJet Rewards. This offer ran late last year and was incredibly popular so it’s great to see that it’s back. Best of all, you can now get silver status by matching your Aeroplan status which is new this time…

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There aren't many tricks to getting cheap flights

10 Tricks to Getting Cheap Flights Busted

Getting a good deal on airfare has never been easier. With so many websites out there finding insane, it’s not uncommon to hear of a friend that booked a flight for a price that seems too good to be true. What most people don’t realize is that these deals usually come with conditions. In some…

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Questions to ask Before You Book That Cheap Flight

Questions to ask Before You Book That Cheap Flight

Over the years, thanks to sites such as Nextdeparture.ca, it’s never been easier to find cheap airfare. I like saving money just like anyone else, but one big issue with these deals is that you need to jump on them fast since they’re usually mistakes and the airlines quickly correct them. That could mean you…

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Aer Go Pack Review

Aer Go Pack Review

**The Aer Go Pack was gifted to me for this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve been using the Aer Travel Pack for a few years now so when they reached out to see if I wanted to try their new Aer Go Pack, you better believe I was excited. For the casual traveller,…

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There aren't many tricks to getting cheap flights

How to Find Cheap Flights Using KAYAK

How to find cheap flights is one of the most common questions I get asked. I wrote an entire guide about it in my cost of travel series, yet it’s still a topic that people constantly discuss. I get it, when it comes to travelling, airfare is one of your biggest expenses so people are…

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travel fees to avoid

Travel Fees and Charges to Avoid

After booking your trip, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is travel fees, but since they always seem to have a way of creeping up on us. They may not cost as much on an individual basis, but when you add them all up, they could cost us a few hundred dollars. I don’t…

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How to Plan a Vacation Without Going Into Debt

How to Plan a Vacation Without Going Into Debt

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alterna Bank. All opinions are my own. Planning vacations are one of the best things to do. Honestly, there’s nothing quite like looking up all the awesome things you can see, do, and eat while you’re travelling. The problem is, when you’re doing all…

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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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