Budget Travel

Airbnb or hotel, the choice is yours.

Airbnb or Hotel?

Airbnb or hotel? It’s a question many travellers ask. Each has their pros and cons, so how do you decide on which one to choose when travelling? Travellers who choose hotels do it because it’s part of the whole travel experience. Hotels offer Big beds, beautiful washrooms, and of course housekeeping. There’s no doubt that you’ll…

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Credit Card Hacks: How to legally maximize your points and cards

Credit card hacks are some of the easiest things you can do. Heck, you’re likely already doing some of these hacks and you don’t even know it. I’m not talking about real hacks that will get you in trouble with the law, but rather, these credit card hacks focus on perks and benefits that come…

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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…

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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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Travel Redemption Tricks | Optimize your miles and points

I write a lot about optimizing your travel and how to improve personal finances. These two subjects share a common hack which can be a very powerful one:  taking advantage of loyalty programs. Many people know the basics of loyalty programs, but when you understand how they work and use one of the best travel…

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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!…

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How Having a Budget Allows us to Travel Anywhere

When I had a full-time job, I often talked about my travel plans with co-workers who also loved to travel. I had a reputation for travelling to more exotic places such as Egypt, Japan, Brazil, and Instanbul. I wouldn’t go as far as calling these destinations exotic, my wife and I just weren’t interested in…

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8 Hotel Booking Tips to Ensure You Get the Best Value When Booking Hotels Online

Do you struggle when deciding which property to pick when booking hotels online? It can be tricky, considering how many hotel or accommodation options most cities have. There are so many factors to consider that it can often be overwhelming, especially if you are travelling somewhere you are unfamiliar with. Well, in this blog post…

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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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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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