Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest are Merging – What this means for your points

It’s official, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) are merging into one unified loyalty program as of August 2018. Members will soon have access to earn or redeem points and book stays across 29 participating global brands comprising 6,500 hotels in 127 countries and territories. This merger puts iconic brands such [...]

By | 2018-04-18T09:21:39+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Credit cards, featured, Travel, Travel news|

SPG Amex Promo for Marriott Cardholders

Chase has now officially closed all credit card accounts in Canada. This is huge news since their cards had no foreign transaction fees. In addition, they were the credit card partner for Marriott Rewards. If you’re loyal to the Marriott brand, you’re likely concerned about your ability to continue earning points, but don't worry, Amex [...]

By | 2018-03-18T08:33:57+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card Review

Finally, there’s a travel rewards credit card from a major bank in Canada that comes with no foreign transaction fees. The Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card is now accepting applicants and is clearly aimed at travellers who are looking to earn travel rewards and don’t want to pay those foreign transaction fees that are associated [...]

By | 2018-04-07T19:50:16+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel, Travel news|

WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard review

If you’re a frequent WestJet flyer, then the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard is a must for you. To simply put it, WestJet Rewards is one of the best airline loyalty programs out there and the WestJet Mastercard allows you to earn WestJet Dollars at an incredible pace. In my WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard [...]

By | 2018-03-29T07:16:16+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel, Travel news|

8 Travel Trends for 2018

With 2018 quickly approaching, many sites are releasing their travel lists for 2018. I’ve already released my picks for the top destinations and now Booking.com has released their list of the biggest travel predictions for 2018. They didn’t do it alone, they looked at 128 million guest reviews along with research from 19,000 travellers across [...]

By | 2018-04-15T17:17:54+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Travel, Travel news|

How to get an Emergency Canadian Passport

**Disclaimer, I am not an employee of the Canadian Government and have no inside knowledge of policy and procedures. You should call your local office if you have any specific questions. Getting an emergency Canadian passport can be a stressful process but depending on your location and circumstances, it can be pretty easy. Regardless of your [...]

By | 2018-04-01T23:52:44+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Destinations, Travel, Travel news|

The Most Popular Travel Destinations From 2017

The results are in. KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine has revealed the most popular travel destinations from 2017. It appears Canada’s 150th birthday may have kept Canadians closer to home with 3 out of the top 10 destinations being Canadian cities. The warm weather in Florida drew Canadians with two cities from the [...]

By | 2018-02-17T22:03:29+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Travel, Travel news|

Always Keep Your Receipts When Travelling

As a freelancer, I always keep my receipts since I can claim many things for taxes. But there’s an argument to be made that everyone should keep their receipts. Receipts are provided to prove you’ve paid something. If you have a dispute about something, those receipts could mean the difference when making your case. When [...]

By | 2017-12-23T09:21:23+00:00 November 16th, 2017|My Money, Travel, Travel news|